FreeBSD : Cyrus IMAPd -- PARTIAL command out of bounds memory corruption (114d70f3-3d16-11d9-8818-008088034841)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 18845


The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.


Due to a bug within the argument parser of the partial command an argument like 'body[p' will be wrongly detected as 'body.peek'.
Because of this the bufferposition gets increased by 10 instead of 5 and could therefore point outside the allocated memory buffer for the rest of the parsing process. In imapd versions prior to 2.2.7 the handling of 'body' or 'bodypeek' arguments was broken so that the terminating ']' got overwritten by a '\0'. Combined the two problems allow a potential attacker to overwrite a single byte of malloc() control structures, which leads to remote code execution if the attacker successfully controls the heap layout.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 18845

File Name: freebsd_pkg_114d70f33d1611d98818008088034841.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/07/13

Modified: 2015/05/13

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

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:cyrus-imapd, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 2004/11/22

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2004/11/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-1012