20267 : Fetchmail fetchmailconf Race Condition Password Disclosure
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Fetchmail contains a flaw that may lead to an unauthorized password exposure. It is possible to gain access to plain text passwords when the fetchmailconf utility is used to create a configuration. The utility writes the configuration file before restricting access to other users, which may lead to a loss of confidentiality.


Location: Local Access Required
Impact: Loss of Confidentiality
Exploit: Exploit Public


Upgrade to version or higher, as it has been reported to fix this vulnerability. An upgrade is required as there are no known workarounds.




Tools & Filters

20106 20156 20442 20633 20912 21503 22766


Unknown or Incomplete

CVSSv2 Score

CVSSv2 Base Score = 2.1
Source: nvd.nist.gov | Generated: 2005-10-27 | Disagree?

Access_vector_0 Access_complexity_2 Authentication_2 Confidentiality_impact_1 Integrity_impact_0 Availability_impact_0


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