Scientific Linux Security Update : imap on SL3.x i386/x86_64

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 60537


The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


A buffer overflow flaw was discovered in the dmail and tmail mail delivery utilities shipped with imap. If either of these utilities were used as a mail delivery agent, a remote attacker could potentially use this flaw to run arbitrary code as the targeted user by sending a specially crafted mail message to the victim.


Update the affected imap, imap-devel and / or imap-utils packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 60537

File Name: sl_20090219_imap_on_SL3_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2014/08/16

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2009/02/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-5005

CWE: 119