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Novell NetMail IMAP vulnerable to buffer overflow when processing command continuation requests

Vulnerability Note VU#381161

Original Release Date: 2007-01-18 | Last Revised: 2007-01-18


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


Novell Netmail's IMAP server, imapd.exe, fails to properly check user input. A buffer overflow may occur when processing parameters supplied when specifying command continuation requests. An attacker must login to an affected system in order to take advantage of this vulnerability.


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



Novell has released an update to address this issue. See Novell document 3096026 for more details.

Vendor Information

Affected   Unknown   Unaffected

Novell, Inc.

Updated:  January 16, 2007



Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.


Refer to Novell document 3096026.

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This issue is addressed in Novell document 3096026. Novell credits an anonymous researcher working with TippingPoint and the Zero Day Initiative for reporting this issue.

This document was written by Chris Taschner.

Other Information

CVE IDs: CVE-2006-6424
Severity Metric: 5.49
Date Public: 2006-12-23
Date First Published: 2007-01-18
Date Last Updated: 2007-01-18 13:42 UTC
Document Revision: 10

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