WinGate < 6.1.4 Build 1099 IMAP Service Traversal Arbitrary Mail Access

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 3681


The remote host is vulnerable to a Directory Traversal flaw.


The remote host appears to be running WinGate Proxy Server, a Windows application for managing and securing Internet access. According to its banner, the version of WinGate installed on the remote host is affected by a directory traversal flaw in its IMAP service. An attacker exploiting this flaw would only need to be able to connect to the IMAP service port, authenticate and issue a malformed request. Successful exploitation would lead to a loss of confidential data.


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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 3681

File Name: 3681.prm

Family: Web Servers

Published: 2006/07/10

Modified: 2016/02/05

Dependencies: 1442

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.5

Temporal Score: 5.2

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

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


Base Score: 5.3

Temporal Score: 5.1


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

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-2917

BID: 18908

OSVDB: 27114