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RHSA-2001:103: Updated fetchmail packages available

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RHSA-2001:103: Updated fetchmail packages available

Severity
10
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
08/31/2001
Created
07/25/2018
Added
10/28/2005
Modified
07/04/2017

Description

Updated fetchmail packages are now available for Red Hat Linux 5.2, 6.2, 7, and 7.1. These packages close a remotely-exploitable vulnerability in fetchmail.

Fetchmail versions up to 5.8.9 are susceptible to remote attacks from malicious servers. When fetchmail attempts to create an index of messages in the remote mailbox being polled, it uses index numbers sent by the server as an index into an internal array. If a server sends fetchmail a negative number, fetchmail will attempt to write data outside the bounds of the array.

Solution(s)

  • redhat-upgrade-fetchmail
  • redhat-upgrade-fetchmailconf

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