IA eMailServer IMAP4 LIST Command Format String Remote DoS

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 18570


The remote mail server is affected by a format string vulnerability.


The remote host is running True North Software's IA eMailServer, a messaging system for Windows.

The remote version of IA eMailServer suffers from a format string vulnerability leading to a denial of service that can be exploited by an authenticated user when sending a specially crafted IMAP LIST command.


Upgrade to IA eMailServer 5.3.4 Build 2019 or greater.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 18570

File Name: ia_emailserver_format_string.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.16 $

Type: remote

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2005/06/28

Modified: 2017/06/30

Dependencies: 10125

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4

Temporal Score: 3.8

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:U/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: imap/login, imap/password

Excluded KB Items: imap/false_imap, imap/overflow

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/06/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-2083

BID: 14065

OSVDB: 17609