fetchmail (SSA:2005-203-05)
Posted on: 07/23/2005 03:52 AM

New fetchmail packages are available for Slackware 8.1, 9.0, 9.1, 10.0, 10.1, and -current to fix security issues. Connecting to a malicious or compromised POP3 server may overflow fetchmail's stack causing a crash or the execution of arbitrary code.

For more information about this issue, see:
http://fetchmail.berlios.de/fetchmail-SA-2005-01.txt

Here are the details from the Slackware 10.1 ChangeLog:
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patches/packages/fetchmail-6.2.5.2-i486-1.tgz:
Upgraded to fetchmail-6.2.5.2.
This fixes an overflow by which malicious or compromised POP3 servers
may overflow fetchmail's stack.
For more information, see:
http://fetchmail.berlios.de/fetchmail-SA-2005-01.txt
(* Security fix *)
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Where to find the new packages:
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Updated package for Slackware 8.1:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-8.1/patches/packages/fetchmail-6.2.5.2-i386-1.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 9.0:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-9.0/patches/packages/fetchmail-6.2.5.2-i386-1.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 9.1:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-9.1/patches/packages/fetchmail-6.2.5.2-i486-1.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 10.0:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-10.0/patches/packages/fetchmail-6.2.5.2-i486-1.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 10.1:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-10.1/patches/packages/fetchmail-6.2.5.2-i486-1.tgz

Updated package for Slackware -current:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-current/slackware/n/fetchmail-6.2.5.2-i486-1.tgz


MD5 signatures:
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Slackware 8.1 package:
5c146fba82f2aef039e56336eefdb58a fetchmail-6.2.5.2-i386-1.tgz

Slackware 9.0 package:
3294b7f7bd8e3c87cb9651dc599226de fetchmail-6.2.5.2-i386-1.tgz

Slackware 9.1 package:
dfba7d4c4621265cb5ed95ebd7098bad fetchmail-6.2.5.2-i486-1.tgz

Slackware 10.0 package:
ec892e656e164089cb7166b81880bd75 fetchmail-6.2.5.2-i486-1.tgz

Slackware 10.1 package:
46cc7c918e9ffaff726f37a4083ec0f9 fetchmail-6.2.5.2-i486-1.tgz

Slackware -current package:
a8273535ee8af6f7acad0f9626f4c819 fetchmail-6.2.5.2-i486-1.tgz


Installation instructions:
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Upgrade the package as root:
# upgradepkg fetchmail-6.2.5.2-i486-1.tgz


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Slackware Linux Security Team
http://slackware.com/gpg-key
security@slackware.com


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