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Family: Gain a shell remotely --> Category: destructive_attack

UW IMAP Mailbox Name Buffer Overflow Vulnerability Scan

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

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

Synopsis :

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 :

Solution :

Upgrade to UW IMAP imap-2004g or later.

Threat Level:

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4

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