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Conectiva Linux Security Announcement - fetchmail

Sep 05, 2001, 20:04 (0 Talkback[s])
Date: Wed, 5 Sep 2001 16:31:37 -0300
Subject: [CLA-2001:419] 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 vulnerability in fetchmail
DATE      : 2001-09-05 16:31:00
ID        : CLA-2001:419
RELEVANT
RELEASES  : 4.0, 4.0es, 4.1, 4.2, 5.0, prg graficos, ecommerce, 5.1, 6.0, 7.0

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DESCRIPTION
 Fetchmail is a program used to retrieve email from POP and IMAP
 servers.
 Salvatore Sanfilippo did an audit and found a remote vulnerability in
 fetchmail that allows a remote attacker to write arbitrary data into
 memory. To take advantage of this problem, an attacker has to have
 control over the mail server being queried by the fetchmail process.


SOLUTION
 All fetchmail users should upgrade.
 
 IMPORTANT: if fetchmail is running as a daemon, it will have to be
 restarted after applying the update in order to run the new version.
 
 
 REFERENCES
 1. http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/3166
 2. http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/3164
 3. http://www.tuxedo.org/~esr/fetchmail


DIRECT DOWNLOAD LINKS TO THE UPDATED PACKAGES
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/4.0/SRPMS/fetchmail-5.0.0-5U40_2cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/4.0/i386/fetchmail-5.0.0-5U40_2cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/4.0/i386/fetchmailconf-5.0.0-5U40_2cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/4.0es/SRPMS/fetchmail-5.0.0-5U40_2cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/4.0es/i386/fetchmail-5.0.0-5U40_2cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/4.0es/i386/fetchmailconf-5.0.0-5U40_2cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/4.1/SRPMS/fetchmail-5.0.0-6U41_2cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/4.1/i386/fetchmail-5.0.0-6U41_2cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/4.1/i386/fetchmailconf-5.0.0-6U41_2cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/4.2/SRPMS/fetchmail-5.0.0-6U42_2cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/4.2/i386/fetchmailconf-5.0.0-6U42_2cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/4.2/i386/fetchmail-5.0.0-6U42_2cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/5.0/SRPMS/fetchmail-5.5.5-2U50_2cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/5.0/i386/fetchmail-5.5.5-2U50_2cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/5.0/i386/fetchmailconf-5.5.5-2U50_2cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/5.1/SRPMS/fetchmail-5.5.5-2U51_2cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/5.1/i386/fetchmailconf-5.5.5-2U51_2cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/5.1/i386/fetchmail-5.5.5-2U51_2cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/6.0/SRPMS/fetchmail-5.5.5-2U60_2cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/6.0/RPMS/fetchmail-5.5.5-2U60_2cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/6.0/RPMS/fetchmailconf-5.5.5-2U60_2cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/7.0/SRPMS/fetchmail-5.8.8-2U70_1cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/7.0/RPMS/fetchmail-5.8.8-2U70_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/7.0/RPMS/fetchmailconf-5.8.8-2U70_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/7.0/RPMS/fetchmail-doc-5.8.8-2U70_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/ferramentas/ecommerce/SRPMS/fetchmail-5.5.5-2U50_2cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/ferramentas/ecommerce/i386/fetchmail-5.5.5-2U50_2cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/ferramentas/ecommerce/i386/fetchmailconf-5.5.5-2U50_2cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/ferramentas/graficas/SRPMS/fetchmail-5.5.5-2U50_2cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/ferramentas/graficas/i386/fetchmail-5.5.5-2U50_2cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/ferramentas/graficas/i386/fetchmailconf-5.5.5-2U50_2cl.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