GLSA-200502-29 : Cyrus IMAP Server: Multiple overflow vulnerabilities

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

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.

Impact :

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
Server.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?a7a8533e
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200502-29.xml

Solution :

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
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 17206 (gentoo_GLSA-200502-29.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-0546