Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : fetchmail (MDKSA-2002:063)

High Nessus Plugin ID 13964


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


Several 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.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 13964

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2002-063.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/07/31

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:fetchmail, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:fetchmail-daemon, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:fetchmailconf, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:7.1, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:7.2, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:8.0, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:8.1, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:8.2, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:9.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2002/10/01

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2002-1174, CVE-2002-1175

MDKSA: 2002:063