FreeBSD : fetchmail -- remote root/code injection from malicious POP3 server (3497d7be-2fef-45f4-8162-9063751b573a)

This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.

Description :

fetchmail's POP3/UIDL code does not truncate received UIDs properly. A
malicious or compromised POP3 server can thus corrupt fetchmail's
stack and inject code when fetchmail is using UIDL, either through
configuration, or as a result of certain server capabilities. Note
that fetchmail is run as root on some sites, so an attack might
compromise the root account and thus the whole machine.

See also :

https://bugs.freebsd.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=83805
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=212762
http://www.fetchmail.info/fetchmail-SA-2005-01.txt
http://www.nessus.org/u?8b952032

Solution :

Update the affected package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 19339 (freebsd_pkg_3497d7be2fef45f481629063751b573a.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-2335

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