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Debian: New fetchmail packages fix information disclosure

Isaac Wilcox discovered that fetchmail, a popular mail retrieval and forwarding utility, insufficiently enforces encryption of connections, which might lead to information disclosure. Fixed packages are available from security.debian.org.
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Debian Security Advisory DSA 1259-1                    security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                         Moritz Muehlenhoff
February 14th, 2007                     http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : fetchmail
Vulnerability  : programming error
Problem-Type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CVE-2006-5867

Isaac Wilcox discovered that fetchmail, a popular mail retrieval and
forwarding utility, insufficiently enforces encryption of connections,
which might lead to information disclosure.

For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in
version 6.2.5-12sarge5.

For the upcoming stable distribution (etch) this problem has been
fixed in version 6.3.6~rc5-1.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
version 6.3.6~rc5-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your fetchmail package.


Upgrade Instructions
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wget url
        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:

apt-get update
        will update the internal database
apt-get upgrade
        will install corrected packages

You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
footer to the proper configuration.


Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 alias sarge
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  Source archives:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/fetchmail/fetchmail_6.2.5-12sarge5.dsc
      Size/MD5 checksum:      650 6f33289df330ad5d6b73a970a131717d
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/fetchmail/fetchmail_6.2.5-12sarge5.diff.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum:   155433 092b1d26d52b001b85b5afb66936fe90
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/fetchmail/fetchmail_6.2.5.orig.tar.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1257376 9956b30139edaa4f5f77c4d0dbd80225

  Architecture independent components:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/fetchmail/fetchmail-ssl_6.2.5-12sarge5_all.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:    42390 da1c1f925e68bf2385b071648db81f66
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/fetchmail/fetchmailconf_6.2.5-12sarge5_all.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   101492 2afde54d68ae7174551613028c91403d

  Alpha architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/fetchmail/fetchmail_6.2.5-12sarge5_alpha.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   573554 69b08d3a3471630a9a844da3cf2389c9

  AMD64 architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/fetchmail/fetchmail_6.2.5-12sarge5_amd64.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   556356 2411990fef9d0a6a9ee41db1c33afad2

  ARM architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/fetchmail/fetchmail_6.2.5-12sarge5_arm.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   549686 5daedcf04842d2e5b540e88f70235ff4

  HP Precision architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/fetchmail/fetchmail_6.2.5-12sarge5_hppa.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   562170 b0ef556bf0a065dd545b1381394d32c3

  Intel IA-32 architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/fetchmail/fetchmail_6.2.5-12sarge5_i386.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   548738 6fc67ff75514e65d15c1ccd78f471046

  Intel IA-64 architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/fetchmail/fetchmail_6.2.5-12sarge5_ia64.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   597726 4d3cb4897d0c4b410962a7694c711647

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/fetchmail/fetchmail_6.2.5-12sarge5_m68k.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   538548 84679550a984c949b8869d4b385fa815

  Big endian MIPS architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/fetchmail/fetchmail_6.2.5-12sarge5_mips.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   557342 916d92cfc83e97bccd112408b78261cb

  Little endian MIPS architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/fetchmail/fetchmail_6.2.5-12sarge5_mipsel.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   557230 566a25f4fa247d9d1cebc37a3daee6c7

  PowerPC architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/fetchmail/fetchmail_6.2.5-12sarge5_powerpc.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   556706 0ac0f73bbe90d13bf73b054da7187da2

  IBM S/390 architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/fetchmail/fetchmail_6.2.5-12sarge5_s390.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   555180 fd69f70a49c73046cd1c265e3b1fd80d

  Sun Sparc architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/fetchmail/fetchmail_6.2.5-12sarge5_sparc.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   549578 28ca03faddd6b6ff3958243012e681a4


  These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
  its next update.

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For apt-get: deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates/main
Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
Package info: `apt-cache show ' and http://packages.debian.org/
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