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RHSA-2005:823: fetchmail security update

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RHSA-2005:823: fetchmail security update

Severity
2
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)
Published
10/27/2005
Created
07/25/2018
Added
11/15/2005
Modified
07/12/2017

Description

Updated fetchmail packages that fix insecure configuration file creation is now available. This update has been rated as having low security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

Fetchmail is a remote mail retrieval and forwarding utility. A bug was found in the way the fetchmailconf utility program writes configuration files. The default behavior of fetchmailconf is to write a configuration file which may be world readable for a short period of time. This configuration file could provide passwords to a local malicious attacker within the short window before fetchmailconf sets secure permissions. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project has assigned the name CVE-2005-3088 to this issue. Users of fetchmail are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch which resolves this issue.

Solution(s)

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

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