20267 : Fetchmail fetchmailconf Race Condition Password Disclosure
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Timeline

Disclosure Date
2005-10-21

Description

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.

Classification

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

Solution

Upgrade to version 6.2.5.4 or higher, as it has been reported to fix this vulnerability. An upgrade is required as there are no known workarounds.

Products

Fetchmail
Fetchmail
6.2.0
6.2.5
6.2.5.2

References

Tools & Filters

20106 20156 20442 20633 20912 21503 22766

Credit

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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