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Network Associates CSMAP and smap/smapd vulnerable to buffer overflow thereby allowing arbitrary command execution

Vulnerability Note VU#206723

Original Release Date: 2001-09-06 | Last Revised: 2001-09-06


A remotely exploitable buffer overflow exists in the Gauntlet Firewall.


The buffer overflow occurs in the smap/smapd and CSMAP daemons. According to PGP Security, these daemons are responsible for handling email transactions for both inbound and outbound e-mail.

This vulnerability occurs in smap/smapd on the following products:

    • Gauntlet for Unix versions 5.x
    • PGP e-ppliance 300 series version 1.0
    • McAfee e-ppliance 100 and 120 series
This vulnerability occurs in CSMAP on the following products:
    • Gauntlet for Unix version 6.0
    • PGP e-ppliance 300 series versions 1.5, 2.0
    • PGP e-ppliance 1000 series versions 1.5, 2.0
    • McAfee WebShield for Solaris v4.1


An intruder can execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the corresponding daemon.


Patchs for this vulnerability are available from the vendor at and

Vendor Information


PGP Affected

Updated:  September 06, 2001



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Vendor Information

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This vulnerability was discovered by Jim Stickley of Garrison Technologies.

This document was written by Ian A. Finlay.

Other Information

CVE IDs: None
Severity Metric: 50.63
Date Public: 2001-09-04
Date First Published: 2001-09-06
Date Last Updated: 2001-09-06 21:02 UTC
Document Revision: 27

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