Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : fetchmail (MDKSA-2003:011)
High Nessus Plugin ID 13996
SynopsisThe remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionA 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected fetchmail, fetchmail-daemon and / or fetchmailconf packages.