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[GLSA-200603-04] IMAP Proxy: Format string vulnerabilities

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
IMAP Proxy: Format string vulnerabilities

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200603-04
(IMAP Proxy: Format string vulnerabilities)


Steve Kemp discovered two format string errors in IMAP Proxy.

Impact

A remote attacker could design a malicious IMAP server and entice
someone to connect to it using IMAP Proxy, resulting in the execution
of arbitrary code with the rights of the victim user.

Workaround

Only connect to trusted IMAP servers using IMAP Proxy.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-2661


Solution:
All IMAP Proxy users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-mail/up-imapproxy-1.2.4"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2006 Michel Arboi

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