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HistorySep 08, 2009 - 5:07 p.m.

fetchmail security update

2009-09-0817:07:54
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6.4 Medium

CVSS2

Attack Vector

NETWORK

Attack Complexity

LOW

Authentication

NONE

Confidentiality Impact

PARTIAL

Integrity Impact

PARTIAL

Availability Impact

NONE

AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N

0.113 Low

EPSS

Percentile

95.2%

CentOS Errata and Security Advisory CESA-2009:1427

Fetchmail is a remote mail retrieval and forwarding utility intended for
use over on-demand TCP/IP links, such as SLIP and PPP connections.

It was discovered that fetchmail is affected by the previously published
“null prefix attack”, caused by incorrect handling of NULL characters in
X.509 certificates. If an attacker is able to get a carefully-crafted
certificate signed by a trusted Certificate Authority, the attacker could
use the certificate during a man-in-the-middle attack and potentially
confuse fetchmail into accepting it by mistake. (CVE-2009-2666)

A flaw was found in the way fetchmail handles rejections from a remote SMTP
server when sending warning mail to the postmaster. If fetchmail sent a
warning mail to the postmaster of an SMTP server and that SMTP server
rejected it, fetchmail could crash. (CVE-2007-4565)

A flaw was found in fetchmail. When fetchmail is run in double verbose
mode (“-v -v”), it could crash upon receiving certain, malformed mail
messages with long headers. A remote attacker could use this flaw to cause
a denial of service if fetchmail was also running in daemon mode (“-d”).
(CVE-2008-2711)

Note: when using SSL-enabled services, it is recommended that the fetchmail
“–sslcertck” option be used to enforce strict SSL certificate checking.

All fetchmail users should upgrade to this updated package, which contains
backported patches to correct these issues. If fetchmail is running in
daemon mode, it must be restarted for this update to take effect (use the
“fetchmail --quit” command to stop the fetchmail process).

Merged security bulletin from advisories:
https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2009-October/078388.html
https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2009-October/078389.html
https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2009-September/078287.html
https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2009-September/078288.html
https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2009-September/078289.html
https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2009-September/078290.html
https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2009-September/078321.html
https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2009-September/078322.html

Affected packages:
fetchmail

Upstream details at:
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009:1427

6.4 Medium

CVSS2

Attack Vector

NETWORK

Attack Complexity

LOW

Authentication

NONE

Confidentiality Impact

PARTIAL

Integrity Impact

PARTIAL

Availability Impact

NONE

AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N

0.113 Low

EPSS

Percentile

95.2%