Vulnerability Note VU#863313

Novell NetMail IMAP vulnerable to buffer overflow when processing "SUBSCRIBE" commands

Original Release date: 17 Jan 2007 | Last revised: 31 Jan 2007

Overview

A vulnerability in the way Novell Netmail handles IMAP SUBSCRIBE commands may cause a buffer overflow that may allow remote execution of arbitrary code.

Description

Novell Netmail's IMAP server contains a buffer overflow that may occur when processing parameters supplied to the SUBSCRIBE command. An attacker must login to an affected system in order to take advantage of this vulnerability.

Impact

A remote, authenticated attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial-of-service condition.

Solution

Update

Novell has released an update to address this issue. See Novell document 3717068 for more details.

Systems Affected (Learn More)

VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate Updated
Novell, Inc.Affected-15 Jan 2007
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CVSS Metrics (Learn More)

Group Score Vector
Base N/A N/A
Temporal N/A N/A
Environmental N/A N/A

References

Credit

This issue is addressed in Novell document 3717068. Novell credits Dennis Rand of CIRT.DK working with iDEFENSE for reporting this issue.

This document was written by Chris Taschner.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs: CVE-2006-6761
  • Date Public: 23 Dec 2006
  • Date First Published: 17 Jan 2007
  • Date Last Updated: 31 Jan 2007
  • Severity Metric: 5.49
  • Document Revision: 10

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