Fetchmail versions 6.2.4 and earlier can be crashed by sending a specially-crafted email to a fetchmail user.
|Package||net-mail/fetchmail on all architectures|
|Affected versions||<= 6.2.4|
|Unaffected versions||>= 6.2.5|
Fetchmail is a utility that retrieves and forwards mail from remote systems using IMAP, POP, and other protocols.
Fetchmail versions 6.2.4 and earlier can be crashed by sending a specially-crafted email to a fetchmail user. This problem occurs because Fetchmail does not properly allocate memory for long lines in an incoming email.
Fetchmail users who receive a malicious email may have their fetchmail program crash.
While a workaround is not currently known for this issue, all users are advised to upgrade to the latest version of fetchmail.
Fetchmail users should upgrade to version 6.2.5 or later:
# emerge sync # emerge -pv ">=net-mail/fetchmail-6.2.5" # emerge ">=net-mail/fetchmail-6.2.5"
March 30, 2004
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