GNU Mailutils <= 0.6 Multiple Vulnerabilities

This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2011 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote mail server is affected by multiple issues.

Description :

GNU Mailutils is a collection of mail utilities, including an IMAP4
daemon, a POP3 daemon, and a very simple mail client.

The remote host is running a version of GNU Mailutils containing
several critical flaws in its IMAP4 daemon and its mail client 'mail'.
By exploiting these issues, a remote attacker can cause a denial of
service in the IMAP4 daemon and execute code remotely, either in the
context of a local user or the user executing the daemon process,
typically root.

In addition, it may suffer from a SQL injection flaw if configured to
work with MySQL or Postgres. An attacker may be able to exploit this
flaw to modify database queries when mailutils tries to authenticate a
user, leading to disclosure of sensitive information or modification
of data.

See also :

Solution :

Upgrade to GNU Mailutils 0.6.90 or later.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.5
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Gain a shell remotely

Nessus Plugin ID: 18371 (gnu_mailutils_060.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 13763

CVE ID: CVE-2005-1520