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 :

http://www.nessus.org/u?9dcd6edb
http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/bugtraq/2005-07/0474.html

Solution :

Upgrade to GNU Mailutils 0.6.90 or later.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.5
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Gain a shell remotely

Nessus Plugin ID: 18371 (gnu_mailutils_060.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 13763
13764
13765
13766
13870

CVE ID: CVE-2005-1520
CVE-2005-1521
CVE-2005-1522
CVE-2005-1523
CVE-2005-1824