FreeBSD : fetchmail -- fetchmailconf local password exposure (baf74e0b-497a-11da-a4f4-0060084a00e5)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 21503


The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.


The fetchmail team reports :

The fetchmailconf program before and excluding version 1.49 opened the run control file, wrote the configuration to it, and only then changed the mode to 0600 (rw-------). Writing the file, which usually contains passwords, before making it unreadable to other users, can expose sensitive password information.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 21503

File Name: freebsd_pkg_baf74e0b497a11daa4f40060084a00e5.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/05/13

Modified: 2013/06/22

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 2.1

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:fetchmail, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 2005/10/30

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/10/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-3088