UW-IMAP < 2007d.404 Multiple Utility Mailbox Name Overflow

High Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 4730


The remote host is vulnerable to a buffer overflow.


There is a flaw in the remote UW-IMAP server that allows a local user to execute arbitrary code on the server. The flaw is in the way that UW-IMAP handles malformed data sent to the 'tmail' and 'dmail' local executables. An attacker exploiting this flaw would need local access as well as the ability to execute the aforementioned binaries. Successful exploiation would result in the attacker executing arbitrary code as the 'root' user.


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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 4730

File Name: 4730.prm

Family: IMAP Servers

Published: 2008/11/03

Modified: 2016/01/22

Dependencies: 1086

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

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


Base Score: 8.4

Temporal Score: 7.3


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

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-5005, CVE-2008-5006

BID: 32072, 32280