GLSA-200502-02 : UW IMAP: CRAM-MD5 authentication bypass

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200502-02
(UW IMAP: CRAM-MD5 authentication bypass)

A logic bug in the code handling CRAM-MD5 authentication incorrectly
specifies the condition for successful authentication.

Impact :

An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to authenticate as any
mail user on a server with CRAM-MD5 authentication enabled.

Workaround :

Disable CRAM-MD5 authentication.

See also :

Solution :

All UW IMAP users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-mail/uw-imap-2004b'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 16439 (gentoo_GLSA-200502-02.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-0198