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Conectiva Linux Security Announcement - fetchmail

Jun 19, 2001, 17:35 (0 Talkback[s])
Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2001 10:49:04 -0300
Subject: [CLA-2001:403] Conectiva Linux Security Announcement - fetchmail
From: <secure@conectiva.com.br>

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CONECTIVA LINUX SECURITY ANNOUNCEMENT 
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PACKAGE   : fetchmail
SUMMARY   : Remote buffer overflow vulnerability
DATE      : 2001-06-19 10:47:00
ID        : CLA-2001:403
RELEVANT
RELEASES  : 4.0, 4.0es, 4.1, 4.2, 5.0, prg graficos, ecommerce, 5.1, 6.0

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DESCRIPTION
 "fetchmail" is a program used to retrieve email from POP and IMAP
 servers.
 Wolfram Kleff reported [1] that fetchmail would segfault when
 receiving emails with large "To:" headers. This was due to a buffer
 overflow in the header parser and it could be exploited remotely.


SOLUTION
 It is recommended that all fetchmail users upgrade this package as
 soon as possible.
 
 IMPORTANT: it is necessary to manually restart the fetchmail daemon
 after installing the update!
 
 
 REFERENCES:
 1. http://bugs.debian.org/100394


DIRECT DOWNLOAD LINKS TO THE UPDATED PACKAGES
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/4.0/SRPMS/fetchmail-5.0.0-5U40_1cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/4.0/i386/fetchmailconf-5.0.0-5U40_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/4.0/i386/fetchmail-5.0.0-5U40_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/4.0es/SRPMS/fetchmail-5.0.0-5U40_1cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/4.0es/i386/fetchmailconf-5.0.0-5U40_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/4.0es/i386/fetchmail-5.0.0-5U40_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/4.1/SRPMS/fetchmail-5.0.0-6U41_1cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/4.1/i386/fetchmailconf-5.0.0-6U41_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/4.1/i386/fetchmail-5.0.0-6U41_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/4.2/SRPMS/fetchmail-5.0.0-6U42_1cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/4.2/i386/fetchmailconf-5.0.0-6U42_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/4.2/i386/fetchmail-5.0.0-6U42_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/5.0/SRPMS/fetchmail-5.5.5-2U50_1cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/5.0/i386/fetchmail-5.5.5-2U50_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/5.0/i386/fetchmailconf-5.5.5-2U50_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/5.1/SRPMS/fetchmail-5.5.5-2U51_1cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/5.1/i386/fetchmail-5.5.5-2U51_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/5.1/i386/fetchmailconf-5.5.5-2U51_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/6.0/SRPMS/fetchmail-5.5.5-2U60_1cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/6.0/RPMS/fetchmailconf-5.5.5-2U60_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/6.0/RPMS/fetchmail-5.5.5-2U60_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/ferramentas/ecommerce/SRPMS/fetchmail-5.5.5-2U50_1cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/ferramentas/ecommerce/i386/fetchmail-5.5.5-2U50_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/ferramentas/ecommerce/i386/fetchmailconf-5.5.5-2U50_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/ferramentas/graficas/SRPMS/fetchmail-5.5.5-2U50_1cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/ferramentas/graficas/i386/fetchmail-5.5.5-2U50_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/ferramentas/graficas/i386/fetchmailconf-5.5.5-2U50_1cl.i386.rpm


ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS
 Users of Conectiva Linux version 6.0 or higher may use apt to perform 
 upgrades of RPM packages:
 - add the following line to /etc/apt/sources.list if it is not there yet
   (you may also use linuxconf to do this):

 rpm [cncbr] ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br 6.0/conectiva updates

(replace 6.0 with the correct version number if you are not running CL6.0)

 - run:                 apt-get update
 - after that, execute: apt-get upgrade

 Detailed instructions reagarding the use of apt and upgrade examples 
 can be found at http://distro.conectiva.com.br/atualizacoes/#apt?idioma=en


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All packages are signed with Conectiva's GPG key. The key and instructions
on how to import it can be found at 
http://distro.conectiva.com.br/seguranca/chave/?idioma=en
Instructions on how to check the signatures of the RPM packages can be
found at http://distro.conectiva.com.br/seguranca/politica/?idioma=en
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All our advisories and generic update instructions can be viewed at
http://distro.conectiva.com.br/atualizacoes/?idioma=en