Updated fetchmail packages that fix a security flaw are now available. This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.
Fetchmail is a remote mail retrieval and forwarding utility. A buffer overflow was discovered in fetchmail's POP3 client. A malicious server could cause send a carefully crafted message UID and cause fetchmail to crash or potentially execute arbitrary code as the user running fetchmail. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project assigned the name CAN-2005-2335 to this issue. Users of fetchmail should update to this erratum package which contains a backported patch to correct this issue.
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