SuSE 10 Security Update : fetchmail (ZYPP Patch Number 2608)

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Synopsis :

The remote SuSE 10 host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

Three security issues have been fixed in fetchmail :

- 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-2005-4348)

- 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-2006-5867)

- 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. (CVE-2006-5974)

See also :

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2005-4348.html
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2006-5867.html
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2006-5974.html

Solution :

Apply ZYPP patch number 2608.

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: 29425 ()

Bugtraq ID:

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

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