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GNU Mailutils imap4d Search Command Format String Vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Checks for search command format string vulnerability in GNU Mailutils imap4d

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

The remote IMAP server is affected by a format string vulnerability.

Description :

GNU Mailutils is a collection of mail utilities, including an IMAP4
daemon, a POP3 daemon, and a very simple mail client.

The remote host is running a version of GNU Mailutils containing a
format string vulnerability in its IMAP4 daemon. By exploiting these
issues, a remote attacker may be able to execute code remotely in the
context of the user executing the daemon process, typically root.

See also :

http://www.idefense.com/application/poi/display?id=303&type=vulnerabilities
http://savannah.gnu.org/patch/index.php?func=detailitem&item_id=4407

Solution :

Apply the patch referenced in the vendor advisory above.

Network Security Threat Level:

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4
(AV:R/AC:L/Au:R/C:P/A:P/I:P/B:N)

Networks Security ID: 14794

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2006 Tenable Network Security

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