GLSA-200502-29 : Cyrus IMAP Server: Multiple overflow vulnerabilities

High Nessus Plugin ID 17206


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200502-29 (Cyrus IMAP Server: Multiple overflow vulnerabilities)

Possible single byte overflows have been found in the imapd annotate extension and mailbox handling code. Furthermore stack-based buffer overflows have been found in fetchnews, the backend and imapd.
Impact :

An attacker, who could be an authenticated user or an admin of a peering news server, could exploit these vulnerabilities to execute arbitrary code with the rights of the user running the Cyrus IMAP Server.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Cyrus IMAP Server users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-mail/cyrus-imapd-2.2.12'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 17206

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200502-29.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/02/23

Modified: 2015/04/13

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:gentoo:linux:cyrus-imapd, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2005/02/23

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/02/24

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-0546

OSVDB: 14089, 14090, 14091, 14092, 14093

GLSA: 200502-29