RHEL 2.1 / 3 / 4 / 5 : fetchmail (RHSA-2007:0385)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

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
credentials. (CVE-2007-1558)

All users of fetchmail should upgrade to this updated package, which
contains a backported patch to correct this issue.

See also :


Solution :

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