Fetchmail email denial of service

fetchmail-email-dos (13450) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

Fetchmail is vulnerable to a denial of service. By sending a specially-crafted email, a remote attacker can cause the program to crash.


Consequences:

Denial of Service

Remedy:

For Mandrake Linux:
Upgrade to the latest fetchmail package, as listed below. Refer to MandrakeSoft Security Advisory MDKSA-2003:101 : fetchmail for more information. See References.

Mandrake Linux 9.2: 6.2.4-1.1.92mdk or later

For Immunix 7+:
Upgrade to the latest version of fetchmail (5.9.0-10_imnx_1 or later), as listed in Immunix Secured OS Security Advisory IMNX-2003-7+-023-01. See References.

For Slackware Linux:
Upgrade to the latest fetchmail package, as listed below. Refer to slackware-security Mailing List, Mon, 27 Oct 2003 12:07:56 -0800 (PST) for more information. See References.

Slackware Linux 8.1, 9.0, 9.1, and -current: 6.2.5 or later

For Turbolinux:
Upgrade to the latest fetchmail package (6.2.5-1 or later), as listed in Turbolinux Security Advisory TLSA-2003-61. See References.

For Mac OS X:
Upgrade to Security Update 2003-12-19 or later, as recommended in AppleCare Knowledge Base Document 61798. See References.

For Caldera OpenLinux 3.1.1 Server and Workstation:
Upgrade to the latest fetchmail package, as listed below. Refer to SCO Security Advisory CSSA-2004-004.0 for more information. See References.

Caldera OpenLinux 3.1.1 Server and Workstation: 6.2.5-1 or later

For OpenPKG:
Refer to OpenPKG Security Advisory OpenPKG-SA-2004.012 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For other distributions:
Contact your vendor for upgrade or patch information.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • Eric S. Raymond Fetchmail 6.2.4
  • Gentoo Linux
  • Immunix Immunix OS 7+-beta
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 9.2
  • OpenPKG OpenPKG 1.3
  • OpenPKG OpenPKG 2.0
  • OpenPKG OpenPKG CURRENT
  • SCO Caldera OpenLinux Server 3.1.1
  • SCO Caldera OpenLinux Workstation 3.1.1
  • Slackware Slackware Linux 2.0
  • Slackware Slackware Linux 9.0
  • Slackware Slackware Linux 9.1
  • Slackware Slackware Linux current
  • Turbolinux Turbolinux 10 Desktop
  • Turbolinux Turbolinux 7 Server
  • Turbolinux Turbolinux 7 Workstation
  • Turbolinux Turbolinux 8 Server
  • Turbolinux Turbolinux 8 Workstation
  • Turbolinux Turbolinux Advanced Server 6
  • Turbolinux Turbolinux Server 6.1
  • Turbolinux Turbolinux Server 6.5
  • Turbolinux Turbolinux Workstation 6.0

Reported:

Oct 16, 2003

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