UoW imapd (UW-IMAP) AUTHENTICATE Command Remote Overflow

Critical Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 1101

Synopsis

The remote host is vulnerable to a buffer overflow.

Description

The remote UW-IMAP server has a buffer overflow bug when it processes the argument of the AUTHENTICATE command. An attacker may exploit this flaw to gain a root shell on this host.

Solution

Upgrade uw-imap to its latest version.

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 1101

File Name: 1101.prm

Family: IMAP Servers

Published: 2004/08/20

Modified: 2016/01/19

Nessus ID: 10292

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSSv2

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.3

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

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

CVSSv3

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 9.1

Vector: CVSS3#AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS3#E:F/RL:O/RC:C

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-1999-0005

BID: 130