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NeoMail Session Id Validation Vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Checks for session id validation vulnerability in NeoMail

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

The remote web server contains a Perl application that is affected by
an access validation failure.

Description :

The remote host is running NeoMail, an open-source webmail application
written in Perl.

The installed version of this software fails to validate the
'sessionid' parameter in the 'neomail-prefs.pl' script as a valid
session identifier. An unauthenticated attacker may be able to
exploit this issue to create or delete arbitrary mail-folder files on
the affected host subject to the permissions of the group id under
which the affected application operates.

Note that successful exploitation requires that '$homedirfolders' and
'$homedirspools' both be set to 'no' in NeoMail's configuration.

See also :

http://secunia.com/secunia_research/2006-3/advisory/
http://sourceforge.net/project/shownotes.php?release_id=392562&group_id=2874

Solution :

Upgrade to NeoMail version 1.29 or later.

Network Security Threat Level:

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.3
(AV:R/AC:L/Au:NR/C:N/I:P/A:N/B:N)

Networks Security ID: 16651

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

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