UW-IMAP < 2007e c-client Library Overflow

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 4798

Synopsis

The remote host is vulnerable to a buffer overflow.

Description

There is a flaw in the remote UW-IMAP server that allows a remote user to execute arbitrary code on the server. The flaw is in the way that UW-IMAP handles malformed data sent to the 'rfc822_output_char' function of the 'c-client' library. An attacker exploiting this flaw would only need the ability to send malformed data to the server process.

Solution

Upgrade to version 2007e or higher.

See Also

http://www.washington.edu/imap

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 4798

Family: IMAP Servers

Published: 2008/12/22

Modified: 2018/09/16

Dependencies: 1086

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSSv2

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:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSSv3

Base Score: 5.3

Temporal Score: 5.1

Vector: CVSS3#AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:university_of_washington:imap

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-5514

BID: 32958