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RHSA-2007:0385: fetchmail security update

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RHSA-2007:0385: fetchmail security update

Severity
3
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)
Published
04/16/2007
Created
07/25/2018
Added
11/26/2007
Modified
07/04/2017

Description

An updated fetchmail package that fixes a security bug is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, 4 and 5. This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

Fetchmail is a remote mail retrieval and forwarding utility intended for use over on-demand TCP/IP links, like SLIP or PPP connections. A flaw was found in the way fetchmail processed certain APOP authentication requests. By sending certain responses when fetchmail attempted to authenticate against an APOP server, a remote attacker could potentially acquire certain portions of a user's authentication credentials. (CVE-2007-1558) All users of fetchmail should upgrade to this updated package, which contains a backported patch to correct this issue.

Solution(s)

  • redhat-upgrade-fetchmail

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