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The remote mail server is affected by multiple issues.
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,
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
See also :
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 : true
Family: Gain a shell remotely
Nessus Plugin ID: 18371 (gnu_mailutils_060.nasl)
Bugtraq ID: 1376313764137651376613870
CVE ID: CVE-2005-1520CVE-2005-1521CVE-2005-1522CVE-2005-1523CVE-2005-1824
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