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[DSA553] DSA-553-1 getmail Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
A security problem has been discovered in getmail, a POP3 and APOP
mail gatherer and forwarder. A possible hacker with a shell account on the
victims host could utilise getmail to overwrite arbitrary files when
it is running as root.
For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
We recommend that you upgrade your getmail package.
Solution : http://www.debian.org/security/2004/dsa-553
Threat Level: High
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