WebStar Mail < 5.4.1 Tomcat Plugin Remote Overflow

High Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 2885


The remote host is vulnerable to a buffer overflow.


The remote host is running WebSTAR Mail, a mail server for Mac OS X that offers its services via a web interface. WebStar runs with the Tomcat plugin enabled by default. This version of WebStar is vulnerable to an attack against the Tomcat plugin. Specifically, a long, user-supplied URI will result in a buffer overflow. Successful exploitation would lead to the execution of arbitrary code on the remote server.


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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 2885

File Name: 2885.prm

Family: CGI

Published: 2005/05/06

Modified: 2016/01/15

Dependencies: 1442, 2736

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.2

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

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


Base Score: 7.3

Temporal Score: 6.8


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

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-1507

BID: 13538

OSVDB: 16154