Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : fetchmail (MDKSA-2003:011)

High Nessus Plugin ID 13996


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


A vulnerability was discovered in all versions of fetchmail prior to 6.2.0 that allows a remote attacker to crash fetchmail and potentially execute arbitrary code by sending carefully crafted email wihch is then parsed by fetchmail. The vulnerability has been fixed in these patched packages of fetchmail.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 13996

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2003-011.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

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:7.2, 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: 2003/01/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2002-1365

MDKSA: 2003:011