Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : fetchmail (MDKSA-2005:126)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 19887
SynopsisThe remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionA 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected fetchmail, fetchmail-daemon and / or fetchmailconf packages.