Fedora Core 3 : fetchmail- (2005-1186)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 20350


The remote Fedora Core host is missing a security update.


Fetchmail contains a bug where when running in multidrop mode, a malicious mail server can crash the client by sending a message without headers.

This update fixes the 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.

See Also


Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 20350

File Name: fedora_2005-1186.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2005/12/30

Modified: 2015/10/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 2.9

Temporal Score: 2.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:A/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: No exploit is required

Patch Publication Date: 2005/12/20

Reference Information

BID: 15987

FEDORA: 2005-1186