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Vulnerability Assessment Details

netscape imap buffer overflow after logon

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
checks for a buffer overflow in imapd

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

There is a buffer overflow in the remote imap server
which permits an authenticated user to obtain a remote
shell. A way to reproduce the overflow is to issue the command :

list AAAAA...AAAA /


Solution : upgrade your imap server or use another one
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 1721

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2000 Renaud Deraison

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