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Vulnerability Assessment Details

UW IMAP Mailbox Name Buffer Overflow

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Checks for mailbox name buffer overflow in in UW IMAP

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

The remote IMAP server is prone to a buffer overflow.

Description :

The remote host appears to be running a version of the University of
Washington's IMAP daemon that is prone to a buffer overflow
vulnerability involving long mailbox names that begin with a
double-quote character. An authenticated attacker may be able to
exploit this to execute arbitrary code subject to the rights of
the user.

See also :

http://www.idefense.com/application/poi/display?id=313&type=vulnerabilities

Solution :

Upgrade to UW IMAP imap-2004g or later.

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: 15009

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

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