MailEnable IMAP STATUS Command Remote Overflow

High Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 3068


The remote host is vulnerable to a buffer overflow.


The remote host is running a version of MailEnable's IMAP service that is prone to a buffer overflow vulnerability triggered when processing a STATUS command with a long mailbox name. Once authenticated, an attacker can exploit this flaw to execute arbitrary code subject to the privileges of the affected application.


Upgrade to MailEnable Professional 1.6 or higher or to MailEnable Enterprise Edition 1.1 or higher.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 3068

File Name: 3068.prm

Family: IMAP Servers

Published: 2005/07/13

Modified: 2016/01/22

Dependencies: 2004, 2005

Nessus ID: 19193

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6

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

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


Base Score: 8.4

Temporal Score: 7.8


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

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Metasploit (MailEnable IMAPD (1.54) STATUS Request Buffer Overflow)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-2278

BID: 14243

OSVDB: 17844