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[DSA071] DSA-071-1 fetchmail Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
DSA-071-1 fetchmail

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

Salvatore Sanfilippo found two remotely exploitable problems in
fetchmail while doing a security audit. In both the IMAP code
and the POP3 code, the input isn't verified even though it's used to store
a number in an array. Since
no bounds checking is done this can be used by a possible hacker to write
arbitrary data in memory. A possible hacker can use this if they can get a user
to transfer mail from a custom IMAP or POP3 server they control.

This has been fixed in version 5.3.3-3, we recommend that you
update your fetchmail packages immediately.

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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