Fedora Core 3 : fetchmail-6.2.5-7.fc3.1 (2005-614)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 19272


The remote Fedora Core host is missing a security update.


A buffer overflow was discovered in fetchmail's POP3 client. A malicious server could cause fetchmail to execute arbitrary code.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project has assigned the name CVE-2005-2355 to this issue.

All fetchmail users should upgrade to the updated package, which fixes this issue.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected fetchmail and / or fetchmail-debuginfo packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 19272

File Name: fedora_2005-614.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2005/07/22

Modified: 2015/10/21

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:fedoraproject:fedora:fetchmail, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:fetchmail-debuginfo, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora_core:3

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

Patch Publication Date: 2005/07/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-2335

FEDORA: 2005-614