RHEL 2.1 / 3 : imap (RHSA-2005:850)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

An updated imap package that fixes a buffer overflow issue is now
available.

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

The imap package provides server daemons for both the IMAP (Internet
Message Access Protocol) and POP (Post Office Protocol) mail access
protocols.

A buffer overflow flaw was discovered in the way the c-client library
parses user-supplied mailboxes. If an authenticated user requests a
specially crafted mailbox name, it may be possible to execute
arbitrary code on a server that uses the library. The Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures project has assigned the name
CVE-2005-2933 to this issue.

All users of imap should upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain a backported patch and are not vulnerable to this issue.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2005-2933.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-850.html

Solution :

Update the affected imap, imap-devel and / or imap-utils 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: 20270 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-2933