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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:
      Size/MD5 checksum:      712 e1a82c36c542d941d9ab5fddd72a084b
      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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