GLSA-200509-10 : Mailutils: Format string vulnerability in imap4d

This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200509-10
(Mailutils: Format string vulnerability in imap4d)

The imap4d server contains a format string bug in the handling of IMAP
SEARCH requests.

Impact :

An authenticated IMAP user could exploit the format string error in
imap4d to execute arbitrary code as the imap4d user, which is usually

Workaround :

There are no known workarounds at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All GNU Mailutils users should upgrade to the latest available version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-mail/mailutils-0.6-r2'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 19742 (gentoo_GLSA-200509-10.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-2878

Ready to Amp Up Your Nessus Experience?

Get Nessus Professional to scan unlimited IPs, run compliance checks & more

Buy Nessus Professional Now