Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : fetchmail (MDKSA-2007:016)

This script is Copyright (C) 2007-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

Fetchmail before 6.3.6-rc4 does not properly enforce TLS and may
transmit cleartext passwords over unsecured links if certain
circumstances occur, which allows remote attackers to obtain sensitive
information via man-in-the-middle (MITM) attacks.

The updated packages have been patched to correct this problem.

Solution :

Update the affected fetchmail, fetchmail-daemon and / or fetchmailconf
packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:N/A:N)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 24631 (mandrake_MDKSA-2007-016.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 21903

CVE ID: CVE-2006-5867

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