Mandrake: fetchmail denial of service vulnerability
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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.

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                Mandrake Linux Security Update Advisory
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Package name:           fetchmail
Advisory ID:            MDKSA-2003:101
Date:                   October 16th, 2003

Affected versions:	9.2
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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
 problem.
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References:
  
   http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2003-0792
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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
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Bug IDs fixed (see https://qa.mandrakesoft.com for more information):
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