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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: Mailutils: Format string vulnerability in imap4d (GLSA 200509-10)
Severity: high
Exploitable: remote
Date: September 17, 2005
Updated: May 22, 2006
Bug(s): #105458
ID: 200509-10

Synopsis


The imap4d server contains a vulnerability allowing an authenticated user
to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the imap4d process.


Background


The GNU Mailutils are a collection of mail-related utilities, including
an IMAP4 server (imap4d).


Affected Packages

Package: net-mail/mailutils
Vulnerable: < 0.6-r2
Unaffected: >= 0.6-r2
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description


The imap4d server contains a format string bug in the handling of IMAP
SEARCH requests.


Impact


An authenticated IMAP user could exploit the format string error in
imap4d to execute arbitrary code as the imap4d user, which is usually
root.


Workaround


There are no known workarounds at this time.


Resolution


All GNU Mailutils users should upgrade to the latest available version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-mail/mailutils-0.6-r2"


References

iDEFENSE 09.09.05 advisory
CVE-2005-2878


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