openSUSE 10 Security Update : fetchmail (fetchmail-2602)

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Synopsis :

The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.

Description :

Three security issues have been fixed in fetchmail :

CVE-2005-4348: fetchmail when configured for multidrop mode, allows
remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) by
sending messages without headers from upstream mail servers.

CVE-2006-5867: fetchmail did 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.

CVE-2006-5974: fetchmail when refusing a message delivered via the mda
option, allowed remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash)
via unknown vectors that trigger a NULL pointer dereference when
calling the ferror or fflush functions.

Solution :

Update the affected fetchmail package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 27213 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-4348
CVE-2006-5867
CVE-2006-5974

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