RHEL 2.1 / 3 / 4 : fetchmail (RHSA-2005:640)

This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

Updated fetchmail packages that fix a security flaw are now available.

This update has been rated as having important security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.

Fetchmail is a remote mail retrieval and forwarding utility.

A buffer overflow was discovered in fetchmail's POP3 client. A
malicious server could cause send a carefully crafted message UID and
cause fetchmail to crash or potentially execute arbitrary code as the
user running fetchmail. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures
project assigned the name CVE-2005-2335 to this issue.

Users of fetchmail should update to this erratum package which
contains a backported patch to correct this issue.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2005-2335.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-640.html

Solution :

Update the affected fetchmail and / or fetchmailconf packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 19297 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-2335