Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : fetchmail (MDVSA-2010:037)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 48173


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


A vulnerability have been discovered and corrected in fetchmail :

The sdump function in sdump.c in fetchmail 6.3.11, 6.3.12, and 6.3.13, when running in verbose mode on platforms for which char is signed, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via an SSL X.509 certificate containing non-printable characters with the high bit set, which triggers a heap-based buffer overflow during escaping (CVE-2010-0562).

This update provides fetchmail 6.3.14, which is not vulnerable to this issue.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 48173

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2010-037.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Published: 2010/07/30

Modified: 2015/03/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

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:2010.0

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2010/02/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-0562

BID: 38088

MDVSA: 2010:037

CWE: 119