Ipswitch Collaboration Suite / IMail SMTPD Multiple Commands Format String

high Nessus Plugin ID 20319


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


The remote host is running Ipswitch Collaboration Suite or IMail Server, commercial messaging and collaboration suites for Windows.

The version of Ipswitch Collaboration Suite / IMail server installed on the remote host contains an SMTP server that suffers from a format string flaw. By supplying a specially formatted argument to the 'EXPN', 'MAIL', 'MAIL FROM', or 'RCPT TO' commands, a remote attacker may be able to corrupt memory on the affected host, crash the service, or even execute arbitrary code remotely.


Upgrade to Ipswitch Collaboration Suite 2.02 / IMail 8.22 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 20319

File Name: ipswitch_imail_smtpd_format_string.nasl

Version: 1.22

Type: remote

Published: 12/19/2005

Updated: 11/15/2018

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.5


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:ipswitch:imail

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/6/2005

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-2931

BID: 15752