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Date: Tue, 09 Jan 2007 13:44:09 -0500
From: rPath Update Announcements <>
Subject: rPSA-2007-0003-1 fetchmail

rPath Security Advisory: 2007-0003-1
Published: 2007-01-09
Products: rPath Linux 1
Rating: Major
Exposure Level Classification:
    Indirect User Information Exposure
Updated Versions:


    Previous versions of the fetchmail package inappropriately send
    passwords in clear text rather than encrypted, allowing attackers
    to read the password from network traffic.  They also may not detect
    man-in-the-middle attacks.  Because email passwords are often the
    same as login passwords, this may indirectly enable remote
    unauthorized access.

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