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Vulnerability Assessment Details

Cyrus IMAP pre-login buffer overrun

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Checks for a pre-login buffer overrun in Cyrus IMAPd

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

According to its banner, the remote Cyrus IMAP
server is vulnerable to a pre-login buffer overrun.

A possible hacker without a valid login could exploit this, and would be
able to execute arbitrary commands as the owner of the Cyrus
process. This would permit full access to all users' mailboxes.

More information : http://online.securityfocus.com/archive/1/301864

Solution : If possible, upgrade to an unaffected version. However, at
the time of writing no official fix was available. There is a source
patch against 2.1.10 in the Bugtraq report.

Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2002 Paul Johnston, Westpoint Ltd

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