FreeBSD : fetchmail -- denial of service vulnerability (09910d76-4c82-11df-83fb-0015587e2cc1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 45583


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


Fetchmail developer Matthias Andree reported a vulnerability that allows remote attackers to crash the application when it is runs in verbose mode.

Fetchmail before release 6.3.17 did not properly sanitize external input (mail headers and UID). When a multi-character locale (such as UTF-8) was in use, this could cause memory exhaustion and thus a denial of service.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 45583

File Name: freebsd_pkg_09910d764c8211df83fb0015587e2cc1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Published: 2010/04/21

Modified: 2014/09/18

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2010/04/20

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2010/04/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-1167