This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
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-188.8.131.52'
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 19323 (gentoo_GLSA-200507-21.nasl)
CVE ID: CVE-2005-2335