SurgeMail IMAP Service APPEND Command Remote DoS

This script is Copyright (C) 2008-2011 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote mail server is prone to denial of service attacks.

Description :

According to its banner, the remote host is running a version of the
SurgeMail Mail Server older than 3.9g2. The IMAP service in such
versions is reportedly affected by remote denial of service
vulnerabilities when handling an APPEND command with a large
parameter. An authenticated attacker can leverage this issue to crash
the remote application.

See also :

Solution :

Upgrade to SurgeMail 3.9g2 or later.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.3
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Misc.

Nessus Plugin ID: 33277 ()

Bugtraq ID: 29805

CVE ID: CVE-2008-2859