Ipswitch IMail Server RCPT String Remote Overflow

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 3738


The remote IMAP server is affected by a buffer overflow vulnerability.


The remote host is running Ipswitch IMail Server, a commercial messaging and collaboration software product for Windows. According to its banner, the version of Ipswitch installed on the remote host has a buffer overflow issue in its SMTP server component. The details of the exploit are not currently known. An attacker exploiting this flaw would send a malformed SMTP command to the server. Successful exploitation would result in arbitrary code being executed.


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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 3738

Family: SMTP Servers

Published: 2006/09/07

Updated: 2019/03/06

Dependencies: 2004, 2005

Nessus ID: 22314

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.6

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.6

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:A/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:F/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:ipswitch:imail

Exploitable With


Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-4379

BID: 19885