MailEnable STATUS Command Overflow

High Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 3250


The remote IMAP server is prone to buffer overflows.


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. In addition, the version of MailEnable is vulnerable to an IMAP directory traversal flaw. An attacker exploiting this flaw would need to be able to log into the server and issue a malformed ('../') request. Successful exploitation would result in the attacker accessing confidential data.


Upgrade to MailEnable Professional 1.7 or higher or to MailEnable Enterprise Edition 1.2 or higher.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 3250

File Name: 3250.prm

Family: IMAP Servers

Published: 2005/10/04

Modified: 2016/01/15

Dependencies: 2004, 2005

Nessus ID: 19783

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

Exploitable With

Metasploit (MailEnable IMAPD W3C Logging Buffer Overflow)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-3691, CVE-2005-3690, CVE-2005-3155

BID: 15006, 15494, 15492