Ubuntu 4.10 : cyrus21-imapd vulnerability (USN-87-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 20712


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


Sean Larsson discovered a buffer overflow in the IMAP 'annotate' extension. This possibly allowed an authenticated IMAP client to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the Cyrus IMAP server.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 20712

File Name: ubuntu_USN-87-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2006/01/15

Modified: 2016/05/25

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:canonical:ubuntu_linux:cyrus21-admin, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:cyrus21-clients, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:cyrus21-common, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:cyrus21-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:cyrus21-doc, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:cyrus21-imapd, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:cyrus21-murder, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:cyrus21-pop3d, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libcyrus-imap-perl21, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:4.10

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 2005/02/28

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-0546

USN: 87-1