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Vulnerability Assessment Details

IMAP arbitrary file retrieval

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Checks for IMAP arbitrary file retrieval vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The target is running an IMAP daemon that permits an authenticated user
to retrieve and manipulate files that would be available to that user
via a shell. If IMAP users are denied shell access, you may consider
this a vulnerability.

See also : http://www.washington.edu/imap/IMAP-FAQs/index.html#5.1
Solution : Contact your vendor for a fix.
Network Security Threat Level: Medium

Networks Security ID: 4909

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2004 George A. Theall

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