SUSE-SA:2003:018: qpopper

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 13788


The remote host is missing a vendor-supplied security patch


The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory SUSE-SA:2003:018 (qpopper).

The Post-Office-Protocol- (POP-) Server qpopper (version 4) was vulnerable to a buffer overflow. The buffer overflow occurs after authentication has taken place. Therefore pop-users with a valid account can execute arbitrary code on the system running qpopper.
Depending on the setup, the malicious code is run with higher privileges.

There is no temporary fix known, please update your system.

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: Critical

ID: 13788

File Name: suse_SA_2003_018.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.10 $

Agent: unix

Published: 2004/07/25

Modified: 2016/12/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: Host/SuSE/rpm-list

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2003-0143