Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : fetchmail (MDVSA-2008:117)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 36958


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


A flaw in fetchmail was discovered that allowed remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash and persistent mail failure) via a malformed message with long headers. The crash only occured when fetchmail was called in '-v -v' mode (CVE-2008-2711).

The updated packages have been patched to prevent this issue.


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

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 36958

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2008-117.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/04/23

Modified: 2015/03/30

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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:2007.1, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.0, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.1

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: 2008/06/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-2711

BID: 29705

MDVSA: 2008:117

CWE: 20