GLSA-200510-10 : uw-imap: Remote buffer overflow

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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-200510-10
(uw-imap: Remote buffer overflow)

Improper bounds checking of user-supplied data while parsing IMAP
mailbox names can lead to overflowing the stack buffer.

Impact :

Successful exploitation requires an authenticated IMAP user to
request a malformed mailbox name. This can lead to execution of
arbitrary code with the permissions of the IMAP server.

Workaround :

There are no known workarounds at this time.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?4bf53403
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200510-10.xml

Solution :

All uw-imap users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-mail/uw-imap-2004g'

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: 20030 (gentoo_GLSA-200510-10.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-2933