USN-816-1: fetchmail vulnerability

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http://www.ubuntu.com – Referenced CVEs:  CVE-2009-2666 Description:  =========================================================== Ubuntu Security Notice USN-816-1 August 12, 2009 fetchmail vulnerability CVE-2009-2666 =========================================================== A security issue affects the following Ubuntu releases: Ubuntu 6.06 LTS Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Ubuntu 8.10 Ubuntu 9.04 This advisory also applies to the corresponding versions of Kubuntu, Edubuntu, and Xubuntu. The problem can be corrected by upgrading your system to the following package versions: Ubuntu 6.06 LTS: fetchmail 6.3.2-2ubuntu2.3 Ubuntu 8.04 LTS: fetchmail 6.3.8-10ubuntu1.1 Ubuntu 8.10: fetchmail 6.3.8-11ubuntu3.1 Ubuntu 9.04: fetchmail 6.3.9~rc2-4ubuntu1.1 In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the necessary changes. Details follow: Moxie Marlinspike discovered that fetchmail did not properly handle certificates with NULL characters in the certificate name. A remote attacker could exploit this to perform a man in the middle attack to view sensitive information or alter encrypted communications. (Distributions)