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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-200511-06
(fetchmail: Password exposure in fetchmailconf)
Thomas Wolff discovered that fetchmailconf opens the configuration
file with default permissions, writes the configuration to it, and only
then restricts read permissions to the owner.
A local attacker could exploit the race condition to retrieve
sensitive information like IMAP/POP passwords.
Run 'umask 077' to temporarily strengthen default permissions,
then run 'fetchmailconf' from the same shell.
See also :
All fetchmail users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-mail/fetchmail-220.127.116.11-r1'
Risk factor :
Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.1
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 20156 (gentoo_GLSA-200511-06.nasl)
CVE ID: CVE-2005-3088
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