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imapproxy "ParseBannerAndCapability" Format String Vulnerability

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Release Date:  2005-10-10    Views:  8,545

Secunia Advisory SA17100

Where:

From remote

Impact:

System access

Solution Status:

Unpatched

Software:

CVE Reference(s):

Description


Steve Kemp has reported a vulnerability in imapproxy, which potentially can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a vulnerable system.

The vulnerability is caused due to a format string error in "ParseBannerAndCapability()" function when processing the banner or capability line received from the IMAP server. This may be exploited to execute arbitrary code via a specially crafted reply.

Successful exploitation requires that imapproxy is configured to connect to a malicious IMAP server.

The vulnerability has been reported in version 1.2.3. Other versions may also be affected.


Solution:
Restrict use to only trusted IMAP servers.

Provided and/or discovered by:
Steve Kemp

Original Advisory:
Debian:
http://www.debian.org/security/2005/dsa-852

Deep Links:
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