16855 : GNU Mailutils imap4d fetch_io Function Remote Overflow
Printer | http://osvdb.org/16855 | Email This | Edit Vulnerability

Views This Week Views All Time Added to OSVDB Last Modified Modified (since 2008) Percent Complete
3 908 almost 9 years ago about 4 years ago 1 times 100%

Timeline

Disclosure Date
2005-05-25
Time to Patch
15 days

Description

A remote overflow exists in Mailutils. The imap4d server fails to properly validate the fetch_io function resulting in an integer overflow. With a specially crafted END command, an attacker can cause arbitrary code execution resulting in a loss of integrity.

Classification

Location: Remote / Network Access
Attack Type: Input Manipulation
Impact: Loss of Integrity
Exploit: Exploit Unknown
Disclosure: Vendor Verified

Solution

Upgrade to version 0.6.90 or higher, as it has been reported to fix this vulnerability. An upgrade is required as there are no known workarounds.

Products

GNU
Mailutils
0.5
0.6

References

Tools & Filters

18371 18519
2938

Credit

CVSSv2 Score

CVSSv2 Base Score = 7.5
Source: nvd.nist.gov | Generated: 2005-05-27 | Disagree?

Access_vector_2 Access_complexity_2 Authentication_2 Confidentiality_impact_1 Integrity_impact_1 Availability_impact_1

Comments

No Comments.

The database information may change without any notice. Use of the information constitutes acceptance for use in an AS IS condition, and there are NO warranties, implied or otherwise, with regard to this information or its use. Any use of this information is at the user's risk. In no event shall the copyright holder or distributor (OSVDB or OSF) be held liable for any damages whatsoever arising out of or in connection with the use or spread of this information.

© Copyright 2002 - 2014 Open Sourced Vulnerability Database (OSVDB), All Rights Reserved.
License - Privacy Statement - Terms of Use