Oracle Linux 3 / 4 / 5 : fetchmail (ELSA-2007-0385)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 67504


The remote Oracle Linux host is missing a security update.


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2007:0385 :

An updated fetchmail package that fixes a security bug is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, 4 and 5.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

Fetchmail is a remote mail retrieval and forwarding utility intended for use over on-demand TCP/IP links, like SLIP or PPP connections.

A flaw was found in the way fetchmail processed certain APOP authentication requests. By sending certain responses when fetchmail attempted to authenticate against an APOP server, a remote attacker could potentially acquire certain portions of a user's authentication credentials. (CVE-2007-1558)

All users of fetchmail should upgrade to this updated package, which contains a backported patch to correct this issue.


Update the affected fetchmail package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 67504

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2007-0385.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/07/12

Modified: 2015/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 2.6

Temporal Score: 2

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:fetchmail, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:3, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:4, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:5

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/OracleLinux, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2007/06/26

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-1558

BID: 23257

RHSA: 2007:0385