[UNIX] fetchmail Configuration Information Disclosure
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To: firstname.lastname@example.org Date: 2 Nov 2005 09:16:53 +0200
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fetchmail Configuration Information Disclosure
" <http://fetchmail.berlios.de/> Fetchmail is a full-featured, robust,
well-documented remote-mail retrieval and forwarding utility intended to
be used over on-demand TCP/IP links (such as SLIP or PPP connections). "
fetchmail does not limit the settings file's readability, this allow any
user on the machine obtain to sensitive information.
* fetchmail version 22.214.171.124
* fetchmail version 6.2.5
* fetchmail version 6.2.0
* fetchmailconf version 1.43
* fetchmailconf version 1.43.1
* Fetchmail version 6.2.9-rc6
* fetchmailconf version 1.43.2
* fetchmailconf version 1.49
* fetchmail version 6.3.0
The fetchmailconf program opens the control file, writes the configuration
to it, and only then changes the file's security settings to 0600
(rw-------). As the file, usually contains passwords, not making it
unreadable to other users, can cause a situation where the file can be
used to expose passwords.
Run "umask 077", then run "fetchmailconf" from the same shell. After
fetchmailconf has finished, you can restore your old umask.
The vendor has fixed the issue:
For users of fetchmail-126.96.36.199: Download
For users of fetchmail-6.2.6* or 6.2.9* before 6.2.9-rc6: update to the
latest fetchmail-devel package
The information has been provided by
<mailto:email@example.com> Matthias Andree.
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