Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : fetchmail (MDVSA-2009:201-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 40585


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


A vulnerability has been found and corrected in fetchmail :

socket.c in fetchmail before 6.3.11 does not properly handle a '�' (NUL) character in a domain name in the subject's Common Name (CN) and subjectAlt(ernative)Name fields of an X.509 certificate, which allows man-in-the-middle attackers to spoof arbitrary SSL servers via a crafted certificate issued by a legitimate Certification Authority, a related issue to CVE-2009-2408 (CVE-2009-2666).

This update provides a solution to this vulnerability.

Update :

Packages for 2008.0 are provided for Corporate Desktop 2008.0 customers


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

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 40585

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2009-201.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/08/13

Modified: 2013/06/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.4

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

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:2008.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 2009/12/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-2666

MDVSA: 2009:201-1

CWE: 310