GLSA-200510-10 : uw-imap: Remote buffer overflow
High Nessus Plugin ID 20030
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200510-10 (uw-imap: Remote buffer overflow)
Improper bounds checking of user-supplied data while parsing IMAP mailbox names can lead to overflowing the stack buffer.
Successful exploitation requires an authenticated IMAP user to request a malformed mailbox name. This can lead to execution of arbitrary code with the permissions of the IMAP server.
There are no known workarounds at this time.
SolutionAll uw-imap users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-mail/uw-imap-2004g'