Ubuntu 4.10 / 5.04 / 5.10 : fetchmail vulnerability (USN-215-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2005-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2006-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description :

Thomas Wolff and Miloslav Trmac discovered a race condition in the
fetchmailconf program. The output configuration file was initially
created with insecure permissions, and secure permissions were applied
after writing the configuration into the file. During this time, the
file was world readable on a standard system (unless the user manually
tightened his umask setting), which could expose email passwords to
local users.

Solution :

Update the affected fetchmail, fetchmail-ssl and / or fetchmailconf

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.1

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20633 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-3088