SuSE 10 Security Update : fetchmail (ZYPP Patch Number 2608)

High Nessus Plugin ID 29425


The remote SuSE 10 host is missing a security-related patch.


Three security issues have been fixed in fetchmail :

- 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-2005-4348)

- 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-2006-5867)

- 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. (CVE-2006-5974)


Apply ZYPP patch number 2608.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 29425

File Name: suse_fetchmail-2608.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/12/13

Modified: 2012/05/17

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: cpe:/o:suse:suse_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2007/02/06

Reference Information

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

CWE: 20