FreeBSD : imap-uw -- mailbox name handling remote buffer vulnerability (1f6e2ade-35c2-11da-811d-0050bf27ba24)

High Nessus Plugin ID 21396


The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.


FrSIRT reports :

A vulnerability has been identified in UW-IMAP, which could be exploited by remote attackers to execute arbitrary commands. This flaw is due to a stack overflow error in the 'mail_valid_net_parse_work()' [src/c-client/mail.c] function that does not properly handle specially crafted mailbox names containing a quote (') character, which could be exploited by authenticated remote attackers to execute arbitrary commands with the privileges of the IMAP server.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 21396

File Name: freebsd_pkg_1f6e2ade35c211da811d0050bf27ba24.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/05/13

Modified: 2013/06/21

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:freebsd:freebsd:imap-uw, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

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

Patch Publication Date: 2005/10/05

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/10/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-2933