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USN233-1 : fetchmail vulnerability Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
These remote packages are missing security patches :
Steve Fosdick discovered a remote Denial of Service vulnerability in
fetchmail. When using fetchmail in 'multidrop' mode, a malicious email
server could cause a crash by sending an email without any headers.
Since fetchmail is commonly called automatically (with cron, for
example), this crash could go unnoticed.
Upgrade to :
- fetchmail-6.2.5-13ubuntu3.2 (Ubuntu 5.10)
- fetchmail-ssl-6.2.5-13ubuntu3.2 (Ubuntu 5.10)
- fetchmailconf-6.2.5-13ubuntu3.2 (Ubuntu 5.10)
Threat Level: High
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