RHEL 4 : cyrus-imapd (RHSA-2005:408)

This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

Updated cyrus-imapd packages that fix several buffer overflow security
issues are now available.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.

The cyrus-imapd package contains the core of the Cyrus IMAP server.

Several buffer overflow bugs were found in cyrus-imapd. It is possible
that an authenticated malicious user could cause the imap server to
crash. Additionally, a peer news admin could potentially execute
arbitrary code on the imap server when news is received using the
fetchnews command. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
(cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2005-0546 to this issue.

Users of cyrus-imapd are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,
which contain cyrus-imapd version 2.2.12 to correct these issues.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2005-0546.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-408.html

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 18280 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-0546