Mandrake Linux Security Update Advisory
Package name: fetchmail
Date: July 5th, 2001
Advisory ID: MDKSA-2001:063
Affected versions: 7.1, 7.2, 8.0, Corporate Server 1.0.1,
Single Network Firewall 7.2
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
Please verify the update prior to upgrading to ensure the integrity of
the downloaded package. You can do this with the command:
rpm --checksig package.rpm
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If you use MandrakeUpdate, the verification of md5 checksum and GPG
signature is performed automatically for you.
Mandrake Linux 8.0:
Corporate Server 1.0.1:
Single Network Firewall 7.2:
Bug IDs fixed (see https://qa.mandrakesoft.com for more information):
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RPMs are available as well, but you generally do not need to download
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