Novell NetMail IMAP server vulnerable to buffer overflow when processing "APPEND" commands

2007-01-17T00:00:00
ID VU:258753
Type cert
Reporter CERT
Modified 2007-01-30T21:52:00

Description

Overview

A vulnerability in the way Novell NetMail handles IMAP "APPEND" 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 "APPEND" 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 3096026 for more details.


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Updated: January 15, 2007

Status

Affected

Vendor Statement

We have not received a statement from the vendor.

Vendor Information

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

Addendum

Refer to Novell document 3096026.

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References

Acknowledgements

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-2006-6425
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Severity Metric: | 5.49
Date Public: | 2006-12-23
Date First Published: | 2007-01-17
Date Last Updated: | 2007-01-30 21:52 UTC
Document Revision: | 14