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TurboLinux Security Announcement: fetchmail-5.5.0-2 and earlier

Dec 28, 2000, 20:11 (0 Talkback[s])

Date: Wed, 27 Dec 2000 17:25:49 -0800
From: security@turbolinux.com
To: tl-security-announce@turbolinux.com
Subject: [TL-Security-Announce] fetchmail-5.5.0-3.i386.rpm TLSA2000024-1

                        TurboLinux Security Announcement

        Package: fetchmail-5.5.0-2 and earlier
        Date: Wednesday December 27 5:00 PDT 2000

        Affected TurboLinux versions:TL 6.1 WorkStation,
                                     All TurboLinux versions
                                     6.0.5 and earlier
        TurboLinux Advisory ID#:  TLSA2000024-1
        Credits:  This bug was reported by Red Hat on
                  November 10, 2000 on the Redhat-watch-list
                  mailing list.

A security hole was discovered in the package mentioned above. Please update the package in your installation as soon as possible.

1. Problem Summary(From the Red Hat, Inc. Bug Fix Advisory)

The updated IMAP server released in errata advisory RHSA:102-04 exposes a bug in fetchmail's implementation of the AUTHENTICATE GSSAPI command.

2. Solution

Update the package from our ftp server by running the following command:

rpm -Uvh --nodeps --force ftp_path_to_filename

Where ftp_path_to_filename is the following:


The source RPM can be downloaded here:


**Note: You must rebuild and install the RPM if you choose to download and install the SRPM. Simply installing the SRPM alone WILL NOT CLOSE THE SECURITY HOLE.

Please verify the MD5 checksums of the updates before you install:

  MD5 sum                               Package Name

75f5c835b99182e5f7ca73d669f670c7 fetchmail-5.5.0-3.i386.rpm
9a60854fd24ec56f72510952afa14d03 fetchmail-5.5.0-3.src.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Turbolinux for security. Our key is available here:


To verify a package, use the following command:

rpm --checksig name_of_rpm

To examine only the md5sum, use the following command:

rpm --checksig --nogpg name_of_rpm

**Note: Checking GPG keys requires RPM 3.0 or higher.

You can find more updates on our ftp server:

ftp://ftp.turbolinux.com/pub/updates/6.0/security/ for TL6.0 Workstation and Server security updates
ftp://ftp.turbolinux.com/pub/updates/4.0/security/ for TL4.0 Workstation and Server security updates

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