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IMAP proxy format string vulnerabilities

A remote attacker could design a malicious IMAP server and entice someone to connect to it using IMAP Proxy, resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the rights of the victim user.

  • Vendor: Gentoo
  • Vendor ID: GLSA 200603-04
  • Date: March 06, 2006


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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200603-04
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Severity: Normal
Title: IMAP Proxy: Format string vulnerabilities
Date: March 06, 2006
Bugs: #107679
ID: 200603-04

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Synopsis
========

Format string vulnerabilities in IMAP Proxy may lead to the execution
of arbitrary code when connected to malicious IMAP servers.

Background
==========

IMAP Proxy (also known as up-imapproxy) proxies IMAP transactions
between an IMAP client and an IMAP server.

Affected packages
=================

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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 net-mail/up-imapproxy < 1.2.4 >= 1.2.4

Description
===========

Steve Kemp discovered two format string errors in IMAP Proxy.

Impact
======

A remote attacker could design a malicious IMAP server and entice
someone to connect to it using IMAP Proxy, resulting in the execution
of arbitrary code with the rights of the victim user.

Workaround
==========

Only connect to trusted IMAP servers using IMAP Proxy.

Resolution
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All IMAP Proxy users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-mail/up-imapproxy-1.2.4"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2005-2661
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-2661

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200603-04.xml

Concerns?
=========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
[email protected] or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2006 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0

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