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    Debian: New fetchmail packages fix potential information leak

    Date 20 Nov 2005
    Posted By Joe Shakespeare
    Updated package.
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA 900-2                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                             Martin Schulze
    November 21st, 2005           
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    Package        : fetchmail
    Vulnerability  : programming error
    Problem type   : local
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE ID         : CVE-2005-3088
    Debian Bug     : 336096
    Due to restrictive dependency definition the updated fetchmailconf
    package couldn't be installed on the old stable distribution (woody)
    together with fetchmail-ssl.  Hence, this update loosens it, so that
    the update can be pulled in.  For completeness we're including the
    original advisory text:
       Thomas Wolff discovered that the fetchmailconfig program which is
       provided as part of fetchmail, an SSL enabled POP3, APOP, IMAP mail
       gatherer/forwarder, creates the new configuration in an insecure
       fashion that can lead to leaking passwords for mail accounts to
       local users.
    This update also fixes a regression in the package for stable caused
    by the last security update.
    For the old stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
    version 5.9.11-6.4.
    For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in
    version 6.2.5-12sarge3.
    For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
    We recommend that you upgrade your fetchmail package.
    Upgrade Instructions
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    wget url
            will fetch the file for you
    dpkg -i file.deb
            will install the referenced file.
    If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
    sources.list as given below:
    apt-get update
            will update the internal database
    apt-get upgrade
            will install corrected packages
    You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
    footer to the proper configuration.
    Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 alias woody
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      Source archives:
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          Size/MD5 checksum:   300946 003692d316f2ff494fe6486c33211490
          Size/MD5 checksum:   950273 fff00cbf7be1d01a17605fee23ac96dd
      Architecture independent components:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   165494 c81bd2391062a87978341feebd8c37b9
          Size/MD5 checksum:    92860 e6839df03c88066d2512ec2aa15f4409
      Alpha architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   307132 e726923c5c1fe0466d94fc850011abb8
      ARM architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   290738 d77ba92322089b6616153ec4c7174918
      Intel IA-32 architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   286456 44493842e69d13461215ccf3f005ada2
      Intel IA-64 architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   329954 ded4883a2870ade58dcc1ca525a76fc9
      HP Precision architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   299108 a149496bb4e367043440b54faa8f3420
      Motorola 680x0 architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   281270 79d99ef204a11fc4855cd80c987deba8
      Big endian MIPS architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   296536 5dbce03b1d4c4dafefd2a76865d038d0
      Little endian MIPS architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   296000 db69187b67827063291609685c992245
      PowerPC architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   291488 8cecaef33456e36256a7498c8ce07556
      IBM S/390 architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   288956 3d5dd68aca0781fdaa64bc600960af46
      Sun Sparc architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   293594 24741d48693824b9654fe54f28690fd4
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next update.
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    For apt-get: deb stable/updates main
    For dpkg-ftp: dists/stable/updates/main
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