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[GLSA-200510-10] uw-imap: Remote buffer overflow

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
uw-imap: Remote buffer overflow

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200510-10
(uw-imap: Remote buffer overflow)


Improper bounds checking of user supplied data while parsing IMAP
mailbox names can lead to overflowing the stack buffer.

Impact

Successful exploitation requires an authenticated IMAP user to
request a malformed mailbox name. This can lead to execution of
arbitrary code with the permissions of the IMAP server.

Workaround

There are no known workarounds at this time.

References:
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-2933
http://www.idefense.com/application/poi/display?id=313&type=vulnerabilities&flashstatus=false


Solution:
All uw-imap users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-mail/uw-imap-2004g"


Network Security Threat Level: High


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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