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[VulnWatch] ZDI-05-003: Novell NetMail IMAPD Buffer Overflows
Date: Fri Nov 18 2005 - 12:04:55 CST
ZDI-05-003 - Novell NetMail IMAPD Buffer Overflows
November 18th, 2005
CVE ID: CAN-2005-3314
- Novell Netmail 3.5.2
TippingPointTM IPS Customer Protection:
TippingPoint IPS customers have been protected against this vulnerability
since October 24th, 2005 by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 3868. For
further product information on the TippingPoint IPS:
This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on
vulnerable installations of Novell Netmail. Authentication is required to
exploit this vulnerability.
This specific flaw exists within the IMAP daemon. A lack of bounds
checking during the parsing of long verb arguments results in an
exploitable stack-based overflow.
"Novell has issued a update for the vulnerability(ies) and the update is
2005.10.24 – Vulnerability reported to vendor
2005.10.24 – Digital Vaccine released to TippingPoint customers
2005.11.17 – Vulnerability information provided to ZDI security partners
2005.11.18 – Coordinated public release of advisory
This vulnerability was discovered by Sebastian Apelt.
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