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[GLSA-200502-29] Cyrus IMAP Server: Multiple overflow vulnerabilities

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Cyrus IMAP Server: Multiple overflow vulnerabilities

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200502-29
(Cyrus IMAP Server: Multiple overflow vulnerabilities)


Possible single byte overflows have been found in the imapd
annotate extension and mailbox handling code. Furthermore stack buffer
overflows have been found in fetchnews, the backend and imapd.

Impact

A possible hacker, who could be an authenticated user or an admin of a
peering news server, could exploit these vulnerabilities to execute
arbitrary code with the rights of the user running the Cyrus IMAP
Server.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://asg.web.cmu.edu/archive/message.php?mailbox=archive.info-cyrus&msg=33723


Solution:
All Cyrus IMAP Server users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-mail/cyrus-imapd-2.2.12"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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