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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2006-5974

fetchmail 6.3.5 and 6.3.6 before 6.3.6-rc4, when refusing a message delivered via the mda option, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via unknown vectors that trigger a NULL pointer dereference when calling the (1) ferror or (2) fflush functions.
Publish Date : 2006-12-31 Last Update Date : 2011-02-15
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact None (There is no impact to the confidentiality of the system.)
Integrity Impact None (There is no impact to the integrity of the system)
Availability Impact Complete (There is a total shutdown of the affected resource. The attacker can render the resource completely unavailable.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Denial Of Service

- Vendor Statements

Not vulnerable. This issue does not affect the versions of fetchmail distributed with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, or 4.
Source: Redhat

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2006-5974 unix
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- Products Affected By CVE-2006-5974

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Fetchmail Fetchmail 6.3.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Fetchmail Fetchmail 6.3.6 RC3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Fetchmail Fetchmail 6.3.6 RC2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Fetchmail Fetchmail 6.3.6 RC1 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Fetchmail Fetchmail 4

- References For CVE-2006-5974
GENTOO GLSA-200701-13
SECTRACK 1017479
VUPEN ADV-2007-0088
VUPEN ADV-2007-0087
TRUSTIX 2007-0007
BUGTRAQ 20070105 fetchmail security announcement 2006-03 (CVE-2006-5974)
OPENPKG OpenPKG-SA-2007.004
SLACKWARE SSA:2007-024-01
SUSE SUSE-SR:2007:004
BID 21902 Fetchmail Remote Denial of Service Vulnerability Release Date:2007-03-22

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2006-5974

There are not any metasploit modules related to this CVE entry (Please visit for more information)

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