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Vulnerability Assessment Details

cyrus-imsp abook_dbname buffer overflow

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
cyrus-imsp abook_dbname buffer overflow

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote host is running a version of cyrus-imsp (Internet Message Support
Protocol) which has a buffer overflow bug.

A possible hacker could exploit this bug to execute arbitrary code on this system
with the rights of the root user.

The overflow occurs when the user issues a too long argument as his name,
causing an overflow in the abook_dbname function command.

Network Security Threat Level: High
Solution : Upgrade cyrus-imsp server to version version 1.6a4 or 1.7a

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2003 Noam Rathaus

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