Slackware: 2010-136-01: fetchmail: Security Update
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Slackware New fetchmail packages are available for Slackware 8.1, 9.0, 9.1, 10.0, 10.1, 10.2, 11.0, 12.0, 12.1, 12.2, 13.0, and -current to fix a security issue. [More Info...]
[slackware-security]  fetchmail (SSA:2010-136-01)

New fetchmail packages are available for Slackware 8.1, 9.0, 9.1, 10.0, 10.1,
10.2, 11.0, 12.0, 12.1, 12.2, 13.0, and -current to fix a security issue.

Here are the details from the Slackware 13.0 ChangeLog:
patches/packages/fetchmail-6.3.17-i486-1_slack13.0.txz:  Upgraded.
  A crafted header or POP3 UIDL list could cause a memory leak and crash
  leading to a denial of service.
  For more information, see:
  (* Security fix *)

Where to find the new packages:

HINT:  Getting slow download speeds from
Give a try.  This is another primary FTP site
for Slackware that can be considerably faster than downloading
directly from

Thanks to the friendly folks at the OSU Open Source Lab
( for donating additional FTP and rsync hosting
to the Slackware project!  :-)

Also see the "Get Slack" section on for
additional mirror sites near you.

Updated package for Slackware 8.1:

Updated package for Slackware 9.0:

Updated package for Slackware 9.1:

Updated package for Slackware 10.0:

Updated package for Slackware 10.1:

Updated package for Slackware 10.2:

Updated package for Slackware 11.0:

Updated package for Slackware 12.0:

Updated package for Slackware 12.1:

Updated package for Slackware 12.2:

Updated package for Slackware 13.0:

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 13.0:

Updated package for Slackware -current:

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 -current:

MD5 signatures:

Slackware 8.1 package:
954d5af2d7a73d30e74f28a5d2daa271  fetchmail-6.3.17-i386-1_slack8.1.tgz

Slackware 9.0 package:
6e7602e1573181709cd1aa475d9d26e0  fetchmail-6.3.17-i386-1_slack9.0.tgz

Slackware 9.1 package:
d45e5345faf0b365baa32a3af36a8045  fetchmail-6.3.17-i486-1_slack9.1.tgz

Slackware 10.0 package:
321a11f1e1463ec1c4727dd3046c1efa  fetchmail-6.3.17-i486-1_slack10.0.tgz

Slackware 10.1 package:
06e126d0fe6e91048caa76d46462f9d9  fetchmail-6.3.17-i486-1_slack10.1.tgz

Slackware 10.2 package:
01471be554c3dcb74ee9291fa93ac73f  fetchmail-6.3.17-i486-1_slack10.2.tgz

Slackware 11.0 package:
a601fc584b65cdd76356861c8b70014e  fetchmail-6.3.17-i486-1_slack11.0.tgz

Slackware 12.0 package:
240bec2e78149aad8bd324182345edab  fetchmail-6.3.17-i486-1_slack12.0.tgz

Slackware 12.1 package:
d645afc797b455c4a6d6d13f115696b6  fetchmail-6.3.17-i486-1_slack12.1.tgz

Slackware 12.2 package:
8fbdf6195fe2183bab784f507e5380ff  fetchmail-6.3.17-i486-1_slack12.2.tgz

Slackware 13.0 package:
4df616b4e26ee1c1281fdd420faedade  fetchmail-6.3.17-i486-1_slack13.0.txz

Slackware x86_64 13.0 package:
d805ea49a10834b8a057a86a3006f2d4  fetchmail-6.3.17-x86_64-1_slack13.0.txz

Slackware -current package:
cf3846641063e520649b235888dfda44  n/fetchmail-6.3.17-i486-1.txz

Slackware x86_64 -current package:
410cd426c48dd47e0c4e4b27e2cfd913  n/fetchmail-6.3.17-x86_64-1.txz

Installation instructions:

Upgrade the package as root:
# upgradepkg fetchmail-6.3.17-i486-1_slack13.0.txz


Slackware Linux Security Team