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From: Slackware Security Team <>
Subject: [slackware-security] fetchmail (SSA:2011-171-01)
Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2011 14:18:49 -0700 (PDT)
Hash: SHA1

[slackware-security]  fetchmail (SSA:2011-171-01)

New fetchmail packages are available for Slackware 8.1, 9.0, 9.1, 10.0,
10.1, 10.2, 11.0, 12.0, 12.1, 12.2, 13.0, 13.1, 13.37, and -current
to fix a security issue.

Here are the details from the Slackware 13.37 ChangeLog:
patches/packages/fetchmail-6.3.20-i486-1_slack13.37.txz:  Upgraded.
  This release fixes a denial of service in STARTTLS protocol phases.
  For more information, see:
  (* Security fix *)

Where to find the new packages:

HINT:  Getting slow download speeds from
Give a try.  This is another primary FTP site
for Slackware that can be considerably faster than downloading
directly from

Thanks to the friendly folks at the OSU Open Source Lab
( for donating additional FTP and rsync hosting
to the Slackware project!  :-)

Also see the "Get Slack" section on for
additional mirror sites near you.

Updated package for Slackware 8.1:

Updated package for Slackware 9.0:

Updated package for Slackware 9.1:

Updated package for Slackware 10.0:

Updated package for Slackware 10.1:

Updated package for Slackware 10.2:

Updated package for Slackware 11.0:

Updated package for Slackware 12.0:

Updated package for Slackware 12.1:

Updated package for Slackware 12.2:

Updated package for Slackware 13.0:

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 13.0:

Updated package for Slackware 13.1:

Updated package for Slackware 13.37:

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 13.1:

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 13.37:

Updated package for Slackware -current:

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 -current:

MD5 signatures:

Slackware 8.1 package:
ed020b7bf1a553e92092664a495adf17  fetchmail-6.3.20-i386-1_slack8.1.tgz

Slackware 9.0 package:
2aba52a35229d979a472d121bb7c2339  fetchmail-6.3.20-i386-1_slack9.0.tgz

Slackware 9.1 package:
d58750a18677fa0fa63efc47dd8cd4e5  fetchmail-6.3.20-i486-1_slack9.1.tgz

Slackware 10.0 package:
d9944ebd68c0300b494cd0b278b1eaec  fetchmail-6.3.20-i486-1_slack10.0.tgz

Slackware 10.1 package:
5fddac4a8afdcbeba13703f94f98003f  fetchmail-6.3.20-i486-1_slack10.1.tgz

Slackware 10.2 package:
8abf48200bedc5897bde83c3e9bd58a6  fetchmail-6.3.20-i486-1_slack10.2.tgz

Slackware 11.0 package:
cea9c8de9094ac4a899a6d2ba53ffcbb  fetchmail-6.3.20-i486-1_slack11.0.tgz

Slackware 12.0 package:
b0558f407456fbadf58f6b3f18f87ce9  fetchmail-6.3.20-i486-1_slack12.0.tgz

Slackware 12.1 package:
e0bc2ae10534550cd862a1ff7e95b784  fetchmail-6.3.20-i486-1_slack12.1.tgz

Slackware 12.2 package:
39e2505382098cccae8ca52a835f8e36  fetchmail-6.3.20-i486-1_slack12.2.tgz

Slackware 13.0 package:
569fb0ca5a8d849eb3ca2af344737a6a  fetchmail-6.3.20-i486-1_slack13.0.txz

Slackware x86_64 13.0 package:
5f913ce96a9bf2d8ac819a11f028fafe  fetchmail-6.3.20-x86_64-1_slack13.0.txz

Slackware 13.1 package:
6b5e9308b587e49af7b300c99d5d6289  fetchmail-6.3.20-i486-1_slack13.1.txz

Slackware 13.37 package:
bf124b737550c50bba8cdb3312c994b3  fetchmail-6.3.20-i486-1_slack13.37.txz

Slackware x86_64 13.1 package:
ae05ca4a125ce8e69c0852bfc32ba5a0  fetchmail-6.3.20-x86_64-1_slack13.1.txz

Slackware x86_64 13.37 package:
8d85bad773a70e37933abc99156eecc8  fetchmail-6.3.20-x86_64-1_slack13.37.txz

Slackware -current package:
39b55e908cf0424d2dc36107873d46d8  n/fetchmail-6.3.20-i486-1.txz

Slackware x86_64 -current package:
45f75a0df71ec1a20eae45e955bc1068  n/fetchmail-6.3.20-x86_64-1.txz

Installation instructions:

Upgrade the package as root:
# upgradepkg fetchmail-6.3.20-i486-1_slack13.37.txz


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