DSA 900-1: New fetchmail packages fix potential information leak
Posted on: 11/18/2005 09:12 AM

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

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Debian Security Advisory DSA 900-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Martin Schulze
November 18th, 2005 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : fetchmail
Vulnerability : programming error
Problem type : local
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID : CVE-2005-3088
Debian Bug : 336096

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 5.9.11-6.3.

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
version 6.2.5.4-1.

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 3.0 alias woody
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Source archives:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/fetchmail/fetchmail_5.9.11-6.3.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 712 a0202bbfb89a964b38465ab99dac26ed
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/fetchmail/fetchmail_5.9.11-6.3.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 300489 a43d4b0751865e409d127f6569d78524
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/fetchmail/fetchmail_5.9.11.orig.tar.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 950273 fff00cbf7be1d01a17605fee23ac96dd

Architecture independent components:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/fetchmail/fetchmail-common_5.9.11-6.3_all.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 165446 303e0f26a717123abc01d437b4cf1974
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/fetchmail/fetchmailconf_5.9.11-6.3_all.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 92808 e0a1f45234ad0b383dae4247022ff6ba

Alpha architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/fetchmail/fetchmail_5.9.11-6.3_alpha.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 307102 8d4c758ec374023ec8f140f3b2eef52d

ARM architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/fetchmail/fetchmail_5.9.11-6.3_arm.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 290750 e41f41c442f557d0aa2e38cb40a7efeb

Intel IA-32 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/fetchmail/fetchmail_5.9.11-6.3_i386.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 286466 c5dff26534fdc8c64a79192221885788

Intel IA-64 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/fetchmail/fetchmail_5.9.11-6.3_ia64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 329958 8f1065e6d3cf76ba2f79b09ac07bdd0e

HP Precision architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/fetchmail/fetchmail_5.9.11-6.3_hppa.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 299072 24ed41433f2a9ef4892bf824b1993c3e

Motorola 680x0 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/fetchmail/fetchmail_5.9.11-6.3_m68k.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 281252 a43b569cba25dcac5dbcdb536c3aefd7

Big endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/fetchmail/fetchmail_5.9.11-6.3_mips.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 296526 3af7a165324f15a03d7692ccaef40afb

Little endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/fetchmail/fetchmail_5.9.11-6.3_mipsel.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 296000 76f6728f33f773675d82b13d633eaab2

PowerPC architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/fetchmail/fetchmail_5.9.11-6.3_powerpc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 291508 0220931bcbacb71e6fa7e779c8ef4e47

IBM S/390 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/fetchmail/fetchmail_5.9.11-6.3_s390.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 288954 4489b6d67616d3a3f7a3e32d0cc37f69

Sun Sparc architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/fetchmail/fetchmail_5.9.11-6.3_sparc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 293570 292404ed1be18eba63d9405e71381701


Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 alias sarge
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Source archives:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/fetchmail/fetchmail_6.2.5-12sarge3.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 650 6dd801f3e8877367a3000f1facc0126d
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/fetchmail/fetchmail_6.2.5-12sarge3.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 150051 4d0139fa9e5454ab9fdc6f1eb48283e0
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_6.2.5-12sarge3_all.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 42164 3fbfce00d6a72c377a86e0cb95824705
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/fetchmail/fetchmailconf_6.2.5-12sarge3_all.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 101250 04f2e561760abcd1c66aeec0c0b117f6

Alpha architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/fetchmail/fetchmail_6.2.5-12sarge3_alpha.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 572866 f4e4242c913c81d52bf9a42e66159506

AMD64 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/fetchmail/fetchmail_6.2.5-12sarge3_amd64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 555584 314cbb3efc21c4470c854a7399fd1155

ARM architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/fetchmail/fetchmail_6.2.5-12sarge3_arm.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 549084 56ea374911ac1d67350f2a0d1e8ac70f

Intel IA-32 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/fetchmail/fetchmail_6.2.5-12sarge3_i386.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 547594 593b3e0674a1cdc1c21a408182f0bcb2

Intel IA-64 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/fetchmail/fetchmail_6.2.5-12sarge3_ia64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 596932 91869ec27cc91940fb2894424cd10826

HP Precision architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/fetchmail/fetchmail_6.2.5-12sarge3_hppa.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 561514 4f99dcd9b420193560c634538e84bd42

Motorola 680x0 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/fetchmail/fetchmail_6.2.5-12sarge3_m68k.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 537822 89797886e97b38be63f159e70160573b

Big endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/fetchmail/fetchmail_6.2.5-12sarge3_mips.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 556576 5a7959621e3316944a7990bad898c6e4

Little endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/fetchmail/fetchmail_6.2.5-12sarge3_mipsel.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 556324 8ec394bd9a4fcb73b6a416f0f15a5aad

PowerPC architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/fetchmail/fetchmail_6.2.5-12sarge3_powerpc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 556144 6437a64037de6c104f815db8a2e3de82

IBM S/390 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/fetchmail/fetchmail_6.2.5-12sarge3_s390.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 554390 0aa60368270eef9d254fb6a24bda535e

Sun Sparc architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/fetchmail/fetchmail_6.2.5-12sarge3_sparc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 549088 4420c57d6f0489df813bf72459e45e5e


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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