Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : fetchmail (MDKSA-2003:101)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 14083


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


A bug was discovered in fetchmail 6.2.4 where a specially crafted email message can cause fetchmail to crash.

Thanks to Nalin Dahyabhai of Red Hat for providing the patch to fix the problem.


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

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 14083

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2003-101.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/07/31

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/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:9.2

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

Patch Publication Date: 2003/10/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2003-0792

MDKSA: 2003:101