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RHSA-2005:640: fetchmail security update

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RHSA-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
10/28/2005
Modified
07/12/2017

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)

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

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