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    Debian: New fetchmail-ssl packages fix potential information leak

    Date 22 Nov 2005
    Posted By Joe Shakespeare
    Updated package.
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA 900-3                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                             Martin Schulze
    November 22nd, 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 for fetchmail-ssl 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 of fetchmail and in version 5.9.11-6.3 of
    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 and fetchmail-ssl 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:      707 3e40bef9e51d8548861b3e0268baaf77
          Size/MD5 checksum:   296100 df55a5a18cf5fae859601e2e7fd4b66b
          Size/MD5 checksum:   950273 fff00cbf7be1d01a17605fee23ac96dd
      Alpha architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   309988 b7b2cfaab713c09c23539ba7aa6a54b8
      ARM architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   296688 5e7db6bfdf96674cac7dd77d247bff45
      Intel IA-32 architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   291956 50362e5121557bb590595ceb53a1a603
      Intel IA-64 architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   333990 01bb01fd63e3c0f9851be135267918a4
      HP Precision architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   301950 9ea4dfac57fdb8d144f953558ade72c2
      Motorola 680x0 architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   286422 674343c3868fcf108f24b3564ebc02cf
      Big endian MIPS architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   301094 709a4228a19ee982f18f94bb2ae2ac9c
      Little endian MIPS architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   300582 fe6e85885a472592370519899a06476f
      PowerPC architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   297546 bfff31d76b66dfc7d43bec54828fb978
      IBM S/390 architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   294632 5ab160cc2d2df011efacc0d6668d2a0f
      Sun Sparc architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   298246 8ff9bca8d4dcc6242bbc2cfe8c16ddfa
      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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