Elm Alternative Folder Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 1300

Synopsis

The remote host is vulnerable to a buffer overflow

Description

The remote host is running Elm 2.4 PL3 which contains a buffer overflow accessible by passing a long string to the -f (Alternative-Folder) command-line option.

Solution

Upgrade to the latest version of Elm (available at www.instinct.org/elm)

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 1300

File Name: 1300.prm

Family: SMTP Clients

Published: 2004/08/20

Modified: 2016/02/05

Dependencies: 1336

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSSv2

Base Score: 4.6

Temporal Score: 4.4

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:U/RC:ND

CVSSv3

Base Score: 5.9

Temporal Score: 5.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS3#E:F/RL:U/RC:X

Reference Information

BID: 2403