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The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200507-21
(fetchmail: Buffer Overflow)
fetchmail does not properly validate UIDs coming from a POP3 mail
server. The UID is placed in a fixed length buffer on the stack, which
can be overflown.
Very long UIDs returned from a malicious or compromised POP3
server can cause fetchmail to crash, resulting in a Denial of Service,
or allow arbitrary code to be placed on the stack.
There are no known workarounds at this time.
See also :
All fetchmail users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-mail/fetchmail-22.214.171.124'
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
Public Exploit Available : true
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 19323 (gentoo_GLSA-200507-21.nasl)
Bugtraq ID: 14349
CVE ID: CVE-2005-2335
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