Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : fetchmail (MDVSA-2009:201-1)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

A vulnerability has been found and corrected in fetchmail :

socket.c in fetchmail before 6.3.11 does not properly handle a '�'
(NUL) character in a domain name in the subject's Common Name (CN) and
subjectAlt(ernative)Name fields of an X.509 certificate, which allows
man-in-the-middle attackers to spoof arbitrary SSL servers via a
crafted certificate issued by a legitimate Certification Authority, a
related issue to CVE-2009-2408 (CVE-2009-2666).

This update provides a solution to this vulnerability.

Update :

Packages for 2008.0 are provided for Corporate Desktop 2008.0
customers

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.4
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N)

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 40585 (mandriva_MDVSA-2009-201.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-2666

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