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Vulnerability Assessment Details

php IMAP overflow

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Checks for version of PHP

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

A version of php which is older than 4.0.4
is running on this host.

There is a buffer overflow condition in the IMAP
module of this version which may permit a possible hacker
to execute arbitrary commands with the uid of the web
server, if this server is serving a webmail interface.

Solution : Upgrade to PHP 4.0.4

Reference : http://online.securityfocus.com/archive/1/166602

Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 6557

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2001 Renaud Deraison

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