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Debian Security Advisory DSA 900-2 (fetchmail)

Information

Severity

Severity

Low

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

2.1

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

14 years ago

Modified

Modified

5 years ago

Summary

The remote host is missing an update to fetchmail announced via advisory DSA 900-2. Due to restrictive dependency definition the updated fetchmailconf package couldn't be installed on the old stable distribution (woody) together with fetchmail-ssl. Hence, this update loosens it, so that the update can be pulled in. For completeness we're including the original advisory text: Thomas Wolff discovered that the fetchmailconfig program which is provided as part of fetchmail, an SSL enabled POP3, APOP, IMAP mail gatherer/forwarder, creates the new configuration in an insecure fashion that can lead to leaking passwords for mail accounts to local users. This update also fixes a regression in the package for stable caused by the last security update. For the old stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in version 5.9.11-6.4.

Solution

Solution

For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in version 6.2.5-12sarge3. For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in version 6.2.5.4-1. We recommend that you upgrade your fetchmail package. https://secure1.securityspace.com/smysecure/catid.html?in=DSA%20900-2

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)