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RHSA-2002:293: Updated Fetchmail packages fix security vulnerability

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RHSA-2002:293: Updated Fetchmail packages fix security vulnerability

Severity
8
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
12/23/2002
Created
07/25/2018
Added
10/28/2005
Modified
07/04/2017

Description

Updated Fetchmail packages are available for Red Hat Linux versions 6.2, 7, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, and 8.0 which close a remotely-exploitable vulnerability in unpatched versions of Fetchmail prior to 6.2.0.

Fetchmail is a remote mail retrieval and forwarding utility intended for use over on-demand TCP/IP links such as SLIP and PPP connections. A bug has been found in the header parsing code in versions of Fetchmail prior to 6.2.0. This bug allows a remote attacker to crash Fetchmail and potentially execute arbitrary code by sending a carefully crafted email which is then parsed by Fetchmail. All users of Fetchmail are advised to upgrade to the errata packages containing a backported fix which corrects this issue.

Solution(s)

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

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