Rapid7 Vulnerability & Exploit Database

CESA-2005:640: fetchmail security update

Back to Search

CESA-2005:640: fetchmail security update

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
Published
07/27/2005
Created
07/25/2018
Added
03/12/2010
Modified
07/04/2017

Description

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.

Solution(s)

  • centos-upgrade-fetchmail
  • centos-upgrade-fetchmailconf

With Rapid7 live dashboards, I have a clear view of all the assets on my network, which ones can be exploited, and what I need to do in order to reduce the risk in my environment in real-time. No other tool gives us that kind of value and insight.

– Scott Cheney, Manager of Information Security, Sierra View Medical Center

;