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Vulnerability Assessment Details

qpopper options buffer overflow

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
qpopper options buffer overflow

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote qpopper server, according to its banner, is
running version 4.0.3 or version 4.0.4. These versions
are vulnerable to a buffer overflow if they are configured
to permit the processing of a user's ~/.qpopper-options file.
A local user can cause a buffer overflow by setting the
bulldir variable to something longer than 256 characters.

*** This test could not confirm the existence of the
*** problem - it relied on the banner being returned.

Solution : Upgrade to the latest version, or disable
processing of user option files.

Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 2811

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2002 Thomas Reinke

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