SUSE-SA:2002:048: cyrus-imapd

High Nessus Plugin ID 13769


The remote host is missing a vendor-supplied security patch


The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory SUSE-SA:2002:048 (cyrus-imapd).

The cyrus imapd contains a buffer overflow which could be exploited by remote attackers prior to logging in. Attackers could generate oversized error messages and overflow buffers inside imapd.
Additionally to this fix, an overflow in the SASL library (as used by the cyrus imapd) has been fixed. This bug only affects SUSE LINUX 8.1, the SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 8 and the SUSE LINUX Openexchange Server.

Since there is no workaround possible except shutting down the IMAP server, we strongly recommend an update.

Please download the update package for your distribution and verify its integrity by the methods listed in section 3) of this announcement.
Then, install the package using the command 'rpm -Fhv file.rpm' to apply the update.


Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 13769

File Name: suse_SA_2002_048.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Agent: unix

Published: 2004/07/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: Host/SuSE/rpm-list