ipop2d < 4.5 FOLD Command Remote Overflow

Critical Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 1787


The remote server allows attackers to gain an unprivileged shell.


There is a buffer overflow in the imap suite provided with Debian GNU/Linux 2.1 that has a vulnerability in its POP-2 daemon found in the ipopd package. This vulnerability allows an attacker to gain a shell as user 'nobody', but requires the attacker to have a valid pop2 account.


Upgrade to version 4.5 or higher.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 1787

Family: POP Server

Published: 2004/08/20

Updated: 2019/03/06

Dependencies: 3035

Nessus ID: 10130

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSS v2.0

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 9.1

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:F/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:university_of_washington:pop2d

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-1999-0920

BID: 283