GLSA-200603-04 : IMAP Proxy: Format string vulnerabilities

High Nessus Plugin ID 21021


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200603-04 (IMAP Proxy: Format string vulnerabilities)

Steve Kemp discovered two format string errors in IMAP Proxy.
Impact :

A remote attacker could design a malicious IMAP server and entice someone to connect to it using IMAP Proxy, resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the rights of the victim user.
Workaround :

Only connect to trusted IMAP servers using IMAP Proxy.


All IMAP Proxy users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-mail/up-imapproxy-1.2.4'

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 21021

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200603-04.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/03/07

Modified: 2015/04/13

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:gentoo:linux:up-imapproxy, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2006/03/06

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/10/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-2661

OSVDB: 19918

GLSA: 200603-04