FreeBSD : fetchmail -- denial-of-service vulnerability (ac4b9d18-67a9-11d8-80e3-0020ed76ef5a)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 37051


The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.


Dave Jones discovered a denial-of-service vulnerability in fetchmail.
An email message containing a very long line could cause fetchmail to segfault due to missing NUL termination in transact.c.

Eric Raymond decided not to mention this issue in the release notes for fetchmail 6.2.5, but it was fixed there.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 37051

File Name: freebsd_pkg_ac4b9d1867a911d880e30020ed76ef5a.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/04/23

Modified: 2013/06/22

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


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:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:fetchmail, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2004/02/25

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2003/10/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2003-0792

BID: 8843