Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : fetchmail (MDKSA-2002:063)
High Nessus Plugin ID 13964
SynopsisThe remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionSeveral buffer overflows and a boundary check error were discovered in all fetchmail versions prior to 6.1.0 by e-matters GmbH. These problems are vulnerable to crashes and/or arbitrary code execution by remote attackers if fetchmail is running in multidrop mode. The code execution would be done with the same privilege as the user running fetchmail.
SolutionUpdate the affected fetchmail, fetchmail-daemon and / or fetchmailconf packages.