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.