Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 8.04 LTS / 8.10 / 9.04 : fetchmail vulnerability (USN-816-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2009-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

Matthias Andree discovered that fetchmail did not properly handle
certificates with NULL characters in the certificate name. A remote
attacker could exploit this to perform a man in the middle attack to
view sensitive information or alter encrypted communications.

Solution :

Update the affected fetchmail and / or fetchmailconf packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.4

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 40590 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-2666