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[GLSA-200403-10] Fetchmail 6.2.5 fixes a remote DoS Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Fetchmail 6.2.5 fixes a remote DoS
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200403-10
(Fetchmail 6.2.5 fixes a remote DoS)
Fetchmail versions 6.2.4 and earlier can be crashed by sending a
specially-crafted email to a fetchmail user. This problem occurs because
Fetchmail does not properly allocate memory for long lines in an incoming
Fetchmail users who receive a malicious email may have their fetchmail
While a workaround is not currently known for this issue, all users are advised to upgrade to the latest version of fetchmail.
Fetchmail users should upgrade to version 6.2.5 or later:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv ">=net-mail/fetchmail-6.2.5"
# emerge ">=net-mail/fetchmail-6.2.5"
Threat Level: Medium
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