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Vulnerability Assessment Details

MailEnable IMAP Service Search DoS Vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Checks for Search DoS Vulnerability in MailEnable's IMAP Service

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The target is running at least one instance of MailEnable's IMAP
service. A flaw exists in MailEnable Professional Edition versions
1.5a-d that results in this service crashing if it receives a SEARCH
command. An authenticated user could send this command either on
purpose as a denial of service attack or unwittingly since some IMAP
clients, such as IMP and Vmail, use it as part of the normal login
process.

Solution : Upgrade to MailEnable Professional 1.5e or later.

Network Security Threat Level: Medium

Networks Security ID: 11418

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

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