Package : fetchmail
Vulnerability : programming error
Problem type : local
CVE ID : CVE-2005-3088
Debian Bug : 336096
Due to restrictive dependency definition for fetchmail-ssl the updated
fetchmailconf package couldn't be installed on the old stable
distribution (woody) together with fetchmail-ssl. Hence, this update
loosens it, so that the update can be pulled in. For completeness
we're including the original advisory text:
Thomas Wolff discovered that the fetchmailconfig program which is
provided as part of fetchmail, an SSL enabled POP3, APOP, IMAP mail
gatherer/forwarder, creates the new configuration in an insecure
fashion that can lead to leaking passwords for mail accounts to
This update also fixes a regression in the package for stable caused
by the last security update.
For the old stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
version 5.9.11-6.4 of fetchmail and in version 5.9.11-6.3 of
For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in
For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
We recommend that you upgrade your fetchmail and fetchmail-ssl package.
will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
will install the referenced file.
If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
sources.list as given below:
will update the internal database
will install corrected packages
You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
footer to the proper configuration.
Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 alias woody