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SurgeMail Format String and Buffer Overflow Vulnerabilities

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Release Date:  2008-02-26    Last Update:  2008-03-27    Views:  8,313

Secunia Advisory SA29105

Where:

From remote

Impact:

DoS, System access

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

Software:

CVE Reference(s):

Description


Some vulnerabilities have been discovered in SurgeMail, which can be exploited by malicious users to compromise a vulnerable system and by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service) or potentially compromise a vulnerable system.

1) A format string error in the webmail.exe CGI application when handling e.g. strings assigned to the "page" parameter can be exploited via a specially crafted HTTP request containing format string specifiers.

Successful exploitation may allow execution of arbitrary code.

2) A boundary error in "_lib_spawn_user_getpid()" within swatch.exe and surgemail.exe can be exploited to cause a stack-based buffer overflow via a specially crafted HTTP request containing e.g. multiple overly long headers.

3) A boundary error exists within the IMAP service when processing "LIST" commands. This can be exploited to cause a stack-based buffer overflow via an overly long argument to a "LIST" command.

4) A boundary error exists within the IMAP service when processing "LSUB" commands. This can be exploited to cause a stack-based buffer overflow via an overly long argument to a "LSUB" command.

Successful exploitation of vulnerabilities #3 and #4 allow execution of arbitrary code, but requires valid user credentials.

The vulnerabilities are confirmed in version 38k4. Other versions may also be affected.


Solution:
Update to version 39c.

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
1, 2) Luigi Auriemma
3) Matteo Memelli a.k.a. ryujin
4) Leon Juranic, INFIGO IS

Original Advisory:
Luigi Auriemma:
http://aluigi.altervista.org/adv/surgemailz-adv.txt

Matteo Memelli:
http://milw0rm.com/exploits/5259

INFIGO-2008-03-07:
http://www.infigo.hr/en/in_focus/advisories/INFIGO-2008-03-07

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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