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Security update for fetchmail

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(Last modified: 20DEC2002)


solutions Security update for fetchmail SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (7a343a052207c07bf213566ec26eb3a4)

Applies to

Product(s): SuSE eMail Server 3.1
SuSE eMail Server III
SuSE Firewall Adminhost VPN
SuSE Linux Admin-CD for Firewall
SuSE Firewall on CD 2 - VPN
SuSE Firewall on CD 2
SuSE Linux Connectivity Server
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for IA32
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for IA64
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for PowerPC
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for S/390 and zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for x86
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM iSeries and IBM pSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM S/390 and IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Office Server
SuSE Linux Openexchange Server 4

Package: fetchmail
Release: 20021220
Obsoletes: none

Indications

Everyone using fetchmail should install this patch.

Contraindications

None.

Problem description

Fetchmail does not allocate enough space for storing expanded email addresses. This bug can be exploited by remote attackers to crash fetchmail or even to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the fetchmail process.

Solution

Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Uvh fetchmail.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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