openSUSE 10 Security Update : fetchmail (fetchmail-2602)

High Nessus Plugin ID 27213


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


Three security issues have been fixed in fetchmail :

CVE-2005-4348: fetchmail when configured for multidrop mode, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) by sending messages without headers from upstream mail servers.

CVE-2006-5867: fetchmail did 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.

CVE-2006-5974: fetchmail when refusing a message delivered via the mda option, allowed remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via unknown vectors that trigger a NULL pointer dereference when calling the ferror or fflush functions.


Update the affected fetchmail package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 27213

File Name: suse_fetchmail-2602.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/10/17

Modified: 2014/06/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:fetchmail, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:10.1, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:10.2

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

Patch Publication Date: 2007/02/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-4348, CVE-2006-5867, CVE-2006-5974

CWE: 20