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.