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Security Advisory Updated fetchmail packages available

Advisory: RHSA-2002:047-10
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2002-03-11
Last updated on: 2002-05-20
Affected Products: Red Hat Linux 6.2
Red Hat Linux 7.0
Red Hat Linux 7.1
Red Hat Linux 7.2
Red Hat Linux 7.3
CVEs (cve.mitre.org): CVE-2002-0146

Details

Updated fetchmail packages are available for Red Hat Linux 6.2, 7, 7.1,
7.2, and 7.3 which close a remotely-exploitable vulnerability in unpatched
versions of fetchmail prior to 5.9.10.

When retrieving mail from an IMAP server, the fetchmail e-mail client will
allocate an array to store the sizes of the messages which
it will attempt to fetch. The size of the array is determined by the
number of messages that the server claims to have. Unpatched versions of
fetchmail prior to 5.9.10 did not check whether the number of e-mails the
server claimed was too high, allowing a malicious server to cause the
fetchmail process to write data outside of the array bounds.

Users of fetchmail are advised to upgrade to this errata package which is
not vulnerable to this issue.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has
assigned the name CAN-2002-0146 to this issue.


Solution

Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.

To update all RPMs for your particular architecture, run:

rpm -Fvh [filenames]

where [filenames] is a list of the RPMs you wish to upgrade. Only those
RPMs which are currently installed will be updated. Those RPMs which are
not installed but included in the list will not be updated. Note that you
can also use wildcards (*.rpm) if your current directory *only* contains the
desired RPMs.

Please note that this update is also available via Red Hat Network. Many
people find this an easier way to apply updates. To use Red Hat Network,
launch the Red Hat Update Agent with the following command:

up2date

This will start an interactive process that will result in the appropriate
RPMs being upgraded on your system.

Updated packages

Red Hat Linux 6.2

SRPMS:
fetchmail-5.9.0-9.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2002:215
    MD5: 70060565050a75b9a8a6e4e9aab7dd13
 
Alpha:
fetchmail-5.9.0-9.alpha.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2002:215
    MD5: f512bd03071d55a517db02c25cba1d9e
fetchmailconf-5.9.0-9.alpha.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2002:215
    MD5: ee4188a49b8b72a23c80569e2f9ebf25
 
IA-32:
fetchmail-5.9.0-9.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2002:293
    MD5: 2d3dede8a1712a7cd9c5ae9c10f9ece1
fetchmailconf-5.9.0-9.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2002:293
    MD5: 0fb614c9246c9d592437afcee6fb5f08
 
Sparc:
fetchmail-5.9.0-9.sparc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2002:215
    MD5: 39b791c44da50a999b605adfeb96555f
fetchmailconf-5.9.0-9.sparc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2002:215
    MD5: deec2fc4067464a5acc87903d5f39bc1
 
Red Hat Linux 7.0

SRPMS:
fetchmail-5.9.0-10.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2002:215
    MD5: 26a76843eaa2b1262bb2ff77cca49971
 
Alpha:
fetchmail-5.9.0-10.alpha.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2002:215
    MD5: 9027659432e3e8cba0dbe6ce4697e1b6
fetchmailconf-5.9.0-10.alpha.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2002:215
    MD5: bb81872228a85c7ae7d2aaedfde6363b
 
IA-32:
fetchmail-5.9.0-10.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2002:293
    MD5: 80d5dd22b14c3c35e54cfd59c4b3bb67
fetchmailconf-5.9.0-10.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2002:293
    MD5: 12569fe25e5af87071a866532f12cfce
 
Red Hat Linux 7.1

SRPMS:
fetchmail-5.9.0-10.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2002:215
    MD5: 26a76843eaa2b1262bb2ff77cca49971
 
Alpha:
fetchmail-5.9.0-10.alpha.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2002:215
    MD5: 9027659432e3e8cba0dbe6ce4697e1b6
fetchmailconf-5.9.0-10.alpha.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2002:215
    MD5: bb81872228a85c7ae7d2aaedfde6363b
 
IA-32:
fetchmail-5.9.0-10.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2002:293
    MD5: 80d5dd22b14c3c35e54cfd59c4b3bb67
fetchmailconf-5.9.0-10.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2002:293
    MD5: 12569fe25e5af87071a866532f12cfce
 
IA-64:
fetchmail-5.9.0-10.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2002:215
    MD5: 6ac74a69fb49b4df7090f4c4bd8373cf
fetchmailconf-5.9.0-10.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2002:215
    MD5: 158b2785e0c00afca961caac3b420572
 
Red Hat Linux 7.2

SRPMS:
fetchmail-5.9.0-11.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2002:293
    MD5: d3f57f0c258ab404b07f6d5c6ae10c4a
 
IA-32:
fetchmail-5.9.0-11.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2002:293
    MD5: 8ac6d5614b18de67e5dd53ea8de64e16
fetchmailconf-5.9.0-11.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2002:293
    MD5: 51eeebc63b4e44bbf9de2d3ba3d408ff
 
IA-64:
fetchmail-5.9.0-11.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2002:293
    MD5: 752e5f8d77d171a5b76e4ddea9a2bb9c
fetchmailconf-5.9.0-11.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2002:293
    MD5: 75d869e0d7f8e507b4e942f82b9bddd8
 
Red Hat Linux 7.3

SRPMS:
fetchmail-5.9.0-11.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2002:293
    MD5: d3f57f0c258ab404b07f6d5c6ae10c4a
 
IA-32:
fetchmail-5.9.0-11.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2002:293
    MD5: 8ac6d5614b18de67e5dd53ea8de64e16
fetchmailconf-5.9.0-11.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2002:293
    MD5: 51eeebc63b4e44bbf9de2d3ba3d408ff
 

References


Keywords

bounds, fetchmail


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