openSUSE Security Update : fetchmail (fetchmail-1996)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 44667


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


This update fixes a heap-based overflow in fetchmail's sdump() function. It can be exploited while displaying detailed X.509 certification information to cause a crash or to probably execute arbitrary code too. (CVE-2010-0562: CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.0 (low) (AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:P): Buffer Errors (CWE-119))


Update the affected fetchmail packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 44667

File Name: suse_11_2_fetchmail-100216.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2010/02/19

Modified: 2014/06/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:fetchmail, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:fetchmailconf, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:11.2

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

Patch Publication Date: 2010/02/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-0562

CWE: 119