Ubuntu Security Notice USN-405-1
11th January, 2007
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 6.10
- Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
- Ubuntu 5.10
It was discovered that fetchmail did not correctly require TLS
negotiation in certain situations. This would result in a user's
unencrypted password being sent across the network.
If fetchmail has been configured to use the "sslproto tls1",
"sslcertck", or "sslfingerprint" options with a server that does not
correctly support TLS negotiation, this update may cause fetchmail to
(correctly) abort authentication.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package version:
- Ubuntu 6.10:
- fetchmail 6.3.4-1ubuntu4.1
- Ubuntu 6.06 LTS:
- fetchmail 6.3.2-2ubuntu2.1
- Ubuntu 5.10:
- fetchmail 6.2.5-13ubuntu3.3
To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.
In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the