Ability Mail Server < 2.70 IMAP4 FETCH DoS

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 41644


The remote mail server is affected by a denial of service vulnerability.


The remote host appears to be running Ability Mail Server.

According to its banner, the IMAP service component of the installed version of Ability Mail Server fails to correctly parse FETCH commands. By sending a specially crafted FETCH command, an attacker may be able to exploit this vulnerability to crash the IMAP server.


Upgrade to Ability Mail Server version 2.70 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 41644

File Name: ams_270.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: remote

Family: Misc.

Published: 2009/09/28

Modified: 2016/05/04

Dependencies: 10107, 10185, 10263

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4

Temporal Score: 3.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/09/25

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2009/09/25

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-3445

BID: 36519

OSVDB: 58332

Secunia: 36888