CentOS 3 / 4 : fetchmail (CESA-2005:640)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 21847


The remote CentOS host is missing a security update.


Updated 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.


Update the affected fetchmail package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 21847

File Name: centos_RHSA-2005-640.nasl

Version: 1.18

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2006/07/03

Updated: 2019/10/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:fetchmail, cpe:/o:centos:centos:3, cpe:/o:centos:centos:4

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2005/07/25

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/07/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-2335

BID: 14349

RHSA: 2005:640