RHEL 2.1 / 3 / 4 : fetchmail (RHSA-2005:640)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 19297
SynopsisThe remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionUpdated fetchmail packages that fix a security flaw are now available.
This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.
Fetchmail is a remote mail retrieval and forwarding utility.
A buffer overflow was discovered in fetchmail's POP3 client. A malicious server could cause send a carefully crafted message UID and cause fetchmail to crash or potentially execute arbitrary code as the user running fetchmail. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project assigned the name CVE-2005-2335 to this issue.
Users of fetchmail should update to this erratum package which contains a backported patch to correct this issue.
SolutionUpdate the affected fetchmail and / or fetchmailconf packages.