DSA 900-2: New fetchmail packages fix potential information leak
Posted on: 11/21/2005 11:22 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 900-2 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Martin Schulze
November 21st, 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

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
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_5.9.11-6.4.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 712 e1a82c36c542d941d9ab5fddd72a084b
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/fetchmail/fetchmail_5.9.11-6.4.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 300946 003692d316f2ff494fe6486c33211490
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_5.9.11-6.4_all.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 165494 c81bd2391062a87978341feebd8c37b9
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/fetchmail/fetchmailconf_5.9.11-6.4_all.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 92860 e6839df03c88066d2512ec2aa15f4409

Alpha architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/fetchmail/fetchmail_5.9.11-6.4_alpha.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 307132 e726923c5c1fe0466d94fc850011abb8

ARM architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/fetchmail/fetchmail_5.9.11-6.4_arm.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 290738 d77ba92322089b6616153ec4c7174918

Intel IA-32 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/fetchmail/fetchmail_5.9.11-6.4_i386.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 286456 44493842e69d13461215ccf3f005ada2

Intel IA-64 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/fetchmail/fetchmail_5.9.11-6.4_ia64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 329954 ded4883a2870ade58dcc1ca525a76fc9

HP Precision architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/fetchmail/fetchmail_5.9.11-6.4_hppa.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 299108 a149496bb4e367043440b54faa8f3420

Motorola 680x0 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/fetchmail/fetchmail_5.9.11-6.4_m68k.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 281270 79d99ef204a11fc4855cd80c987deba8

Big endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/fetchmail/fetchmail_5.9.11-6.4_mips.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 296536 5dbce03b1d4c4dafefd2a76865d038d0

Little endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/fetchmail/fetchmail_5.9.11-6.4_mipsel.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 296000 db69187b67827063291609685c992245

PowerPC architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/fetchmail/fetchmail_5.9.11-6.4_powerpc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 291488 8cecaef33456e36256a7498c8ce07556

IBM S/390 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/fetchmail/fetchmail_5.9.11-6.4_s390.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 288956 3d5dd68aca0781fdaa64bc600960af46

Sun Sparc architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/fetchmail/fetchmail_5.9.11-6.4_sparc.deb
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 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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