Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : fetchmail (MDKSA-2007:016)

High Nessus Plugin ID 24631


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


Fetchmail before 6.3.6-rc4 does not properly enforce TLS and may transmit cleartext passwords over unsecured links if certain circumstances occur, which allows remote attackers to obtain sensitive information via man-in-the-middle (MITM) attacks.

The updated packages have been patched to correct this problem.


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

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 24631

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2007-016.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/02/18

Modified: 2015/03/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:fetchmail, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:fetchmail-daemon, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:fetchmailconf, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2006, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2007

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2007/01/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-5867

BID: 21903

MDKSA: 2007:016