This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200502-29
(Cyrus IMAP Server: Multiple overflow vulnerabilities)
Possible single byte overflows have been found in the imapd annotate
extension and mailbox handling code. Furthermore stack-based buffer overflows
have been found in fetchnews, the backend and imapd.
An attacker, who could be an authenticated user or an admin of a
peering news server, could exploit these vulnerabilities to execute
arbitrary code with the rights of the user running the Cyrus IMAP
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All Cyrus IMAP Server users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-mail/cyrus-imapd-2.2.12'
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 17206 (gentoo_GLSA-200502-29.nasl)
CVE ID: CVE-2005-0546