Elm 'Expires' Header Overflow

High Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 3174

Synopsis

The remote host is vulnerable to a buffer overflow.

Description

The remote host is running Elm, an email client. This version of Elm is vulnerable to a buffer overflow via the 'Expires' header parameter. An attacker exploiting this flaw would send a specially formed email with a very long 'Expires' value. Successful exploitation would result in arbitrary code being executed.

Solution

Upgrade or patch according to vendor recommendations.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 3174

File Name: 3174.prm

Family: SMTP Clients

Published: 2005/08/22

Modified: 2016/11/23

Dependencies: 1336

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSSv2

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:ND

CVSSv3

Base Score: 7.3

Temporal Score: 6.8

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

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

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-2665

BID: 14613