Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : imap (MDKSA-2002:034)

High Nessus Plugin ID 13940


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


A buffer overflow was discovered in the imap server that could allow a malicious user to run code on the server with the uid and gid of the email owner by constructing a malformed request that would trigger the buffer overflow. However, the user must successfully authenticate to the imap service in order to exploit it, which limits the scope of the vulnerability somewhat, unless you are a free mail provider or run a mail service where users do not already have shell access to the system.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 13940

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2002-034.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/07/31

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:imap, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:imap-devel, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:7.1, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:7.2, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:8.0, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:8.1, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:8.2

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2002/05/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2002-0379

MDKSA: 2002:034