Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : imap (MDKSA-2005:026)

High Nessus Plugin ID 16292


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


A vulnerability was discovered in the CRAM-MD5 authentication in UW-IMAP where, on the fourth failed authentication attempt, a user would be able to access the IMAP server regardless. This problem exists only if you are using CRAM-MD5 authentication and have an /etc/cram-md5.pwd file. This is not the default setup.

The updated packages have been patched to prevent these problems.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 16292

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2005-026.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/02/02

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, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:imap-utils, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64c-client-php0, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64c-client-php0-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libc-client-php0, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libc-client-php0-devel, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:10.0, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:10.1

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

Patch Publication Date: 2005/02/01

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-0198

CERT: 702777

MDKSA: 2005:026