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MDKSA-2001:063: fetchmail Vulnerability Scan


Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the fetchmail package

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory MDKSA-2001:063 (fetchmail).


Wolfram Kleff reported recently that the fetchmail program would segfault when
receiving emails with a very large 'To:' header. This is due to a buffer
overflow within the header parsing code, which can be exploited remotely.


Solution : http://wwwnew.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2001:063
Threat Level: High

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