DSA 1259-1: New fetchmail packages fix information disclosure
Posted on: 02/14/2007 10:50 PM

The Debian Security Team published a new security update for Debian GNU/Linux. Here the announcement:

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Debian Security Advisory DSA 1259-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Moritz Muehlenhoff
February 14th, 2007 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : fetchmail
Vulnerability : programming error
Problem-Type : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID : CVE-2006-5867

Isaac Wilcox discovered that fetchmail, a popular mail retrieval and
forwarding utility, insufficiently enforces encryption of connections,
which might lead to information disclosure.

For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in
version 6.2.5-12sarge5.

For the upcoming stable distribution (etch) this problem has been
fixed in version 6.3.6~rc5-1.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
version 6.3.6~rc5-1.

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 3.1 alias sarge
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Source archives:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/fetchmail/fetchmail_6.2.5-12sarge5.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 650 6f33289df330ad5d6b73a970a131717d
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/fetchmail/fetchmail_6.2.5-12sarge5.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 155433 092b1d26d52b001b85b5afb66936fe90
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/fetchmail/fetchmail_6.2.5.orig.tar.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 1257376 9956b30139edaa4f5f77c4d0dbd80225

Architecture independent components:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/fetchmail/fetchmail-ssl_6.2.5-12sarge5_all.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 42390 da1c1f925e68bf2385b071648db81f66
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/fetchmail/fetchmailconf_6.2.5-12sarge5_all.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 101492 2afde54d68ae7174551613028c91403d

Alpha architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/fetchmail/fetchmail_6.2.5-12sarge5_alpha.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 573554 69b08d3a3471630a9a844da3cf2389c9

AMD64 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/fetchmail/fetchmail_6.2.5-12sarge5_amd64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 556356 2411990fef9d0a6a9ee41db1c33afad2

ARM architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/fetchmail/fetchmail_6.2.5-12sarge5_arm.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 549686 5daedcf04842d2e5b540e88f70235ff4

HP Precision architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/fetchmail/fetchmail_6.2.5-12sarge5_hppa.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 562170 b0ef556bf0a065dd545b1381394d32c3

Intel IA-32 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/fetchmail/fetchmail_6.2.5-12sarge5_i386.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 548738 6fc67ff75514e65d15c1ccd78f471046

Intel IA-64 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/fetchmail/fetchmail_6.2.5-12sarge5_ia64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 597726 4d3cb4897d0c4b410962a7694c711647

Motorola 680x0 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/fetchmail/fetchmail_6.2.5-12sarge5_m68k.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 538548 84679550a984c949b8869d4b385fa815

Big endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/fetchmail/fetchmail_6.2.5-12sarge5_mips.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 557342 916d92cfc83e97bccd112408b78261cb

Little endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/fetchmail/fetchmail_6.2.5-12sarge5_mipsel.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 557230 566a25f4fa247d9d1cebc37a3daee6c7

PowerPC architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/fetchmail/fetchmail_6.2.5-12sarge5_powerpc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 556706 0ac0f73bbe90d13bf73b054da7187da2

IBM S/390 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/fetchmail/fetchmail_6.2.5-12sarge5_s390.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 555180 fd69f70a49c73046cd1c265e3b1fd80d

Sun Sparc architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/fetchmail/fetchmail_6.2.5-12sarge5_sparc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 549578 28ca03faddd6b6ff3958243012e681a4


These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
its next update.

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For apt-get: deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates/main
Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
Package info: `apt-cache show lt;pkggt;' and http://packages.debian.org/lt;pkggt;
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