RHSA-2005:823-01 Low: fetchmail security update
Posted on: 10/26/2005 07:32 PM

A new update is available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Here the announcement:

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Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis: Low: fetchmail security update
Advisory ID: RHSA-2005:823-01
Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-823.html
Issue date: 2005-10-26
Updated on: 2005-10-26
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux
CVE Names: CVE-2005-3088
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1. Summary:

Updated fetchmail packages that fix insecure configuration file creation is
now available.

This update has been rated as having low security impact by the Red Hat
Security Response Team.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (Advanced Server) version 2.1 - i386, ia64
Red Hat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1 - ia64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 2.1 - i386
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 2.1 - i386

3. Problem description:

Fetchmail is a remote mail retrieval and forwarding utility.

A bug was found in the way the fetchmailconf utility program writes
configuration files. The default behavior of fetchmailconf is to write a
configuration file which may be world readable for a short period of time.
This configuration file could provide passwords to a local malicious
attacker within the short window before fetchmailconf sets secure
permissions. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project has assigned
the name CVE-2005-3088 to this issue.

Users of fetchmail are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain a backported patch which resolves this issue.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.

This update is available via Red Hat Network. To use Red Hat Network,
launch the Red Hat Update Agent with the following command:

up2date

This will start an interactive process that will result in the appropriate
RPMs being upgraded on your system.

5. Bug IDs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/):

171474 - CVE-2005-3088 fetchmailconf insecure configuration file


6. RPMs required:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (Advanced Server) version 2.1:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/2.1AS/en/os/SRPMS/fetchmail-5.9.0-21.7.3.el2.1.2.src.rpm
ab1230b502ea023b94dc47b6f5613443 fetchmail-5.9.0-21.7.3.el2.1.2.src.rpm

i386:
04f1f11990589b7e8038bd2d0f221618 fetchmail-5.9.0-21.7.3.el2.1.2.i386.rpm
415dc5199d6c37764988b99939ee6165 fetchmailconf-5.9.0-21.7.3.el2.1.2.i386.rpm

ia64:
7355555a03cbcb04016bd7839ae7c642 fetchmail-5.9.0-21.7.3.el2.1.2.ia64.rpm
a4cf9d720bf3576b2af5c9a8b471fc5e fetchmailconf-5.9.0-21.7.3.el2.1.2.ia64.rpm

Red Hat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/2.1AW/en/os/SRPMS/fetchmail-5.9.0-21.7.3.el2.1.2.src.rpm
ab1230b502ea023b94dc47b6f5613443 fetchmail-5.9.0-21.7.3.el2.1.2.src.rpm

ia64:
7355555a03cbcb04016bd7839ae7c642 fetchmail-5.9.0-21.7.3.el2.1.2.ia64.rpm
a4cf9d720bf3576b2af5c9a8b471fc5e fetchmailconf-5.9.0-21.7.3.el2.1.2.ia64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 2.1:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/2.1ES/en/os/SRPMS/fetchmail-5.9.0-21.7.3.el2.1.2.src.rpm
ab1230b502ea023b94dc47b6f5613443 fetchmail-5.9.0-21.7.3.el2.1.2.src.rpm

i386:
04f1f11990589b7e8038bd2d0f221618 fetchmail-5.9.0-21.7.3.el2.1.2.i386.rpm
415dc5199d6c37764988b99939ee6165 fetchmailconf-5.9.0-21.7.3.el2.1.2.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 2.1:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/2.1WS/en/os/SRPMS/fetchmail-5.9.0-21.7.3.el2.1.2.src.rpm
ab1230b502ea023b94dc47b6f5613443 fetchmail-5.9.0-21.7.3.el2.1.2.src.rpm

i386:
04f1f11990589b7e8038bd2d0f221618 fetchmail-5.9.0-21.7.3.el2.1.2.i386.rpm
415dc5199d6c37764988b99939ee6165 fetchmailconf-5.9.0-21.7.3.el2.1.2.i386.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security. Our key and
details on how to verify the signature are available from
https://www.redhat.com/security/team/key/#package

7. References:

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-3088

8. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is lt;secalert@redhat.comgt;. More contact
details at https://www.redhat.com/security/team/contact/

Copyright 2005 Red Hat, Inc.
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