Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : fetchmail (MDKSA-2005:126)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 19887


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


A buffer overflow was discovered in fetchmail's POP3 client which could allow a malicious server to send a carefully crafted message UID, causing fetchmail to crash or potentially execute arbitrary code as the user running fetchmail.

The updated packages have been patched to address this problem.


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

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 19887

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2005-126.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/10/05

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:10.1, x-cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:le2005

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

Patch Publication Date: 2005/07/28

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-2335

MDKSA: 2005:126