RHEL 3 : imap (RHSA-2009:0275)

This script is Copyright (C) 2009-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

Updated imap packages to fix a security issue are now available for
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.

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

A buffer overflow flaw was discovered in the dmail and tmail mail
delivery utilities shipped with imap. If either of these utilities
were used as a mail delivery agent, a remote attacker could
potentially use this flaw to run arbitrary code as the targeted user
by sending a specially crafted mail message to the victim.

Users of imap should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain
a backported patch to resolve this issue.

See also :


Solution :

Update the affected imap, imap-devel and / or imap-utils packages.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 35721 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-5005

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