MailEnable IMAP Service Remote DoS

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 3302


The remote host is vulnerable to a Denial of Service (DoS) attack.


The remote host is running a version of MailEnable's IMAP service that is prone to a remote Denial of Service (DoS) attack. Specifically, an attacker requesting a nonexistent mailbox can crash the service. An attacker exploiting this flaw would need to be able to authenticate with some valid user account. Following successful authentication, the attacker would request a nonexistent mailbox. Successful exploitation leads to a loss of availability.


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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 3302

File Name: 3302.prm

Family: IMAP Servers

Published: 2005/11/28

Modified: 2016/01/21

Dependencies: 2004, 2005

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.4

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

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


Base Score: 5.3

Temporal Score: 5.1


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

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-3813, CVE-2006-0503, CVE-2006-0504

BID: 15556, 16457, 16525

OSVDB: 21109, 22852