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The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
An updated fetchmail package that fixes a security bug is now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, 4 and 5.
This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.
Fetchmail is a remote mail retrieval and forwarding utility intended
for use over on-demand TCP/IP links, like SLIP or PPP connections.
A flaw was found in the way fetchmail processed certain APOP
authentication requests. By sending certain responses when fetchmail
attempted to authenticate against an APOP server, a remote attacker
could potentially acquire certain portions of a user's authentication
All users of fetchmail should upgrade to this updated package, which
contains a backported patch to correct this issue.
See also :
Update the affected fetchmail and / or fetchmailconf packages.
Risk factor :
Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.6
CVSS Temporal Score : 2.0
Public Exploit Available : true
Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 25454 ()
Bugtraq ID: 23257
CVE ID: CVE-2007-1558
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