fetchmail vulnerability

2006-01-03T00:00:00
ID USN-233-1
Type ubuntu
Reporter Ubuntu
Modified 2006-01-03T00:00:00

Description

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.