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Mandrake: fetchmail denial of service vulnerability Print E-mail
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Mandrake A bug was discovered in fetchmail 6.2.4 where a specially crafted email message can cause fetchmail to crash.


                Mandrake Linux Security Update Advisory

Package name:           fetchmail
Advisory ID:            MDKSA-2003:101
Date:                   October 16th, 2003

Affected versions:	9.2

Problem Description:

 A bug was discovered in fetchmail 6.2.4 where a specially crafted email
 message can cause fetchmail to crash.
 Thanks to Nalin Dahyabhai of Red Hat for providing the patch to fix the


Updated Packages:
 Mandrake Linux 9.2:
 dd646a83757489802124ca4bf4dd63bc  9.2/RPMS/fetchmail-6.2.4-1.1.92mdk.i586.rpm
 b392ca0bc882f1feb4c6715877699569  9.2/RPMS/fetchmail-daemon-6.2.4-1.1.92mdk.i586.rpm
 177f90a7b7678b543ee00e079d939582  9.2/RPMS/fetchmailconf-6.2.4-1.1.92mdk.i586.rpm
 25609ce4f4453faa82fd0bc7234df884  9.2/SRPMS/fetchmail-6.2.4-1.1.92mdk.src.rpm

Bug IDs fixed (see for more information):

To upgrade automatically, use MandrakeUpdate or urpmi.  The verification
of md5 checksums and GPG signatures is performed automatically for you.

A list of FTP mirrors can be obtained from:

All packages are signed by MandrakeSoft for security.  You can obtain
the GPG public key of the Mandrake Linux Security Team by executing:

  gpg --recv-keys --keyserver 0x22458A98

Please be aware that sometimes it takes the mirrors a few hours to

You can view other update advisories for Mandrake Linux at:

MandrakeSoft has several security-related mailing list services that
anyone can subscribe to.  Information on these lists can be obtained by

If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact

Type Bits/KeyID     Date       User ID
pub  1024D/22458A98 2000-07-10 Linux Mandrake Security Team

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