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Caldera Systems, Inc. Security Advisory

by phiber on March 13th, 2001 There are several buffer overflows in imap, ipop2d and ipop3d. These overflows usually only make it possible for local users to gain access to a process running under their own UID.

However, due to a misconfiguration, it is possible for remote attackers to gain access to the 'nobody' account and run programs or further exploits on the attacked machine.

Vulnerable Versions

System Package


OpenLinux 2.3 All packages previous to


OpenLinux eServer 2.3.1 All packages previous to

and OpenLinux eBuilder imap-4.6.BETA-2

OpenLinux eDesktop 2.4 All packages previous to



Install the latest upgrades. You can find the links if you download the whole advisory.

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