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MDKSA-2003:011 - Updated fetchmail packages fix remote exploit vulnerability

by Nikola Strahija on January 28th, 2003 A vulnerability was discovered in all versions of fetchmail prior to 6.2.0 that allows a remote attacker to crash fetchmail and potentially execute arbitrary code by sending carefully crafted email wihch is then parsed by fetchmail. The vulnerability has been fixed in these patched packages of fetchmail.


Package name: fetchmail
Advisory ID: MDKSA-2003:011
Date: January 27th, 2003

Affected versions: 7.2, 8.0, 8.1, 8.2, 9.0,
Single Network Firewall 7.2
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Problem Description:

A vulnerability was discovered in all versions of fetchmail prior to 6.2.0
that allows a remote attacker to crash fetchmail and potentially execute
arbitrary code by sending carefully crafted email wihch is then parsed by
fetchmail. The vulnerability has been fixed in these patched packages of
fetchmail.
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References:

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2002-1365
http://security.e-matters.de/advisories/052002.html
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Updated Packages:

Linux-Mandrake 7.2:
09b09cfc1201855f7054b4a1220eb0ac 7.2/RPMS/fetchmail-6.1.0-1.1mdk.i586.rpm
55d00ec08f33259a9e5d53547d96cdef 7.2/RPMS/fetchmail-daemon-6.1.0-1.1mdk.i586.rpm
e8692ed27f42565d8da8f2cf473be549 7.2/RPMS/fetchmailconf-6.1.0-1.1mdk.i586.rpm
dc7f71e43fb30f75ee528248e98fa79e 7.2/SRPMS/fetchmail-6.1.0-1.1mdk.src.rpm

Mandrake Linux 8.0:
30e487512f193b71028f179d6bbb3bc6 8.0/RPMS/fetchmail-6.1.0-1.1mdk.i586.rpm
47d08cab20307e381421bb5570b5164e 8.0/RPMS/fetchmail-daemon-6.1.0-1.1mdk.i586.rpm
dc6f30643789abf9b73253711e4e8970 8.0/RPMS/fetchmailconf-6.1.0-1.1mdk.i586.rpm
dc7f71e43fb30f75ee528248e98fa79e 8.0/SRPMS/fetchmail-6.1.0-1.1mdk.src.rpm

Mandrake Linux 8.0/PPC:
eb00506275596e2918cf7981abfa065b ppc/8.0/RPMS/fetchmail-6.1.0-1.1mdk.ppc.rpm
22349788a64db2029a5f3f7530b1b821 ppc/8.0/RPMS/fetchmail-daemon-6.1.0-1.1mdk.ppc.rpm
fbaa4b85c3c7dc56b40ca211eca60762 ppc/8.0/RPMS/fetchmailconf-6.1.0-1.1mdk.ppc.rpm
dc7f71e43fb30f75ee528248e98fa79e ppc/8.0/SRPMS/fetchmail-6.1.0-1.1mdk.src.rpm

Mandrake Linux 8.1:
daca21fc52493d1137741c65ba095a69 8.1/RPMS/fetchmail-6.1.0-1.1mdk.i586.rpm
82d822a517f40ee3fe55cdbd55f113cc 8.1/RPMS/fetchmail-daemon-6.1.0-1.1mdk.i586.rpm
0ee01bd3d00b4bc2c77280d0a47ab606 8.1/RPMS/fetchmailconf-6.1.0-1.1mdk.i586.rpm
dc7f71e43fb30f75ee528248e98fa79e 8.1/SRPMS/fetchmail-6.1.0-1.1mdk.src.rpm

Mandrake Linux 8.1/IA64:
da314f2e2e2155291d008cedabf742df ia64/8.1/RPMS/fetchmail-6.1.0-1.1mdk.ia64.rpm
04eacceb0e19945292c4230a3134ebfa ia64/8.1/RPMS/fetchmail-daemon-6.1.0-1.1mdk.ia64.rpm
689127d42916516e1fb2dfa518fb54ed ia64/8.1/RPMS/fetchmailconf-6.1.0-1.1mdk.ia64.rpm
dc7f71e43fb30f75ee528248e98fa79e ia64/8.1/SRPMS/fetchmail-6.1.0-1.1mdk.src.rpm

Mandrake Linux 8.2:
eb12f9ca8e39d0d39766651620fb9f6c 8.2/RPMS/fetchmail-6.1.0-1.1mdk.i586.rpm
19500ee98ef039fd1756eee0665d0316 8.2/RPMS/fetchmail-daemon-6.1.0-1.1mdk.i586.rpm
45155b86ff86c81dfdcaa4df143ae296 8.2/RPMS/fetchmailconf-6.1.0-1.1mdk.i586.rpm
dc7f71e43fb30f75ee528248e98fa79e 8.2/SRPMS/fetchmail-6.1.0-1.1mdk.src.rpm

Mandrake Linux 8.2/PPC:
a76d42428ce53c6167a9d34b542e726f ppc/8.2/RPMS/fetchmail-6.1.0-1.1mdk.ppc.rpm
31d22b48b55fbb69b473e45f75b96f68 ppc/8.2/RPMS/fetchmail-daemon-6.1.0-1.1mdk.ppc.rpm
9a1c7d26efd563c4612b8c92492a4e18 ppc/8.2/RPMS/fetchmailconf-6.1.0-1.1mdk.ppc.rpm
dc7f71e43fb30f75ee528248e98fa79e ppc/8.2/SRPMS/fetchmail-6.1.0-1.1mdk.src.rpm

Mandrake Linux 9.0:
0241b816670a5c34c5ac83a6f12caae5 9.0/RPMS/fetchmail-6.1.0-1.1mdk.i586.rpm
cac767e27d2c40602276998a7caf8598 9.0/RPMS/fetchmail-daemon-6.1.0-1.1mdk.i586.rpm
4f73e40b76887ebf2aa532cf00fd95e8 9.0/RPMS/fetchmailconf-6.1.0-1.1mdk.i586.rpm
dc7f71e43fb30f75ee528248e98fa79e 9.0/SRPMS/fetchmail-6.1.0-1.1mdk.src.rpm

Single Network Firewall 7.2:
09b09cfc1201855f7054b4a1220eb0ac snf7.2/RPMS/fetchmail-6.1.0-1.1mdk.i586.rpm
55d00ec08f33259a9e5d53547d96cdef snf7.2/RPMS/fetchmail-daemon-6.1.0-1.1mdk.i586.rpm
e8692ed27f42565d8da8f2cf473be549 snf7.2/RPMS/fetchmailconf-6.1.0-1.1mdk.i586.rpm
dc7f71e43fb30f75ee528248e98fa79e snf7.2/SRPMS/fetchmail-6.1.0-1.1mdk.src.rpm
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Bug IDs fixed (see https://qa.mandrakesoft.com for more information):
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If you want to upgrade manually, download the updated package from one
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Please verify the update prior to upgrading to ensure the integrity of
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rpm --checksig

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Please be aware that sometimes it takes the mirrors a few hours to
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