NetWin SurgeMail <= 3.8k4-4 IMAP LIST Command Remote Overflow

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 4431


The remote host is vulnerable to a buffer overflow.


The remote host is running NetWin SurgeMail, a mail server application. The remote version of this software is vulnerable to a remote buffer overflow in its IMAP component and exploit code was released. Specifically, a malformed 'LIST' command can cause the application to fail, possibly executing arbitrary code. An attacker exploiting this flaw would need the ability to authenticate as a valid user.


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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 4431

Family: SMTP Servers

Published: 2008/03/18

Updated: 2019/03/06

Dependencies: 2004, 2005

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:U/RC:ND

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 6.2

Temporal Score: 5.8

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:P/RL:U/RC:X

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:netwin:surgemail

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-1498, CVE-2008-1497

BID: 28377, 28260