Potential vulnerabilities in Qualcomm Eudora WorldMail Server LDAP handling code

ID VU:717380
Type cert
Reporter CERT
Modified 2002-12-12T00:00:00



The Qualcomm Eudora WorldMail Server may contain vulnerabilities that allow denial-of-service attacks, unauthorized privileged access, or both. These vulnerabilities were revealed using the PROTOS LDAPv3 test suite and are documented in CERT Advisory CA-2001-18. If your site uses this product, the CERT/CC encourages you to follow the advice provided below.


While investigating the vulnerabilities reported by by the Oulu University Secure Programming Group (OUSPG), it was brought to our attention that the Eudora WorldMail Server may contain vulnerabilities that can be triggered via the PROTOS test suite. The CERT/CC has reported this possibility to Qualcomm and an investigation is pending.


The CERT/CC has not yet determined the impact of this vulnerability.


Apply a patch from your vendor

Please consult the Systems Affected section for vendor-specific information on addressing this vulnerability.

Block access to directory services at network perimeter

As a temporary measure, it is possible to limit the scope of these vulnerabilities by blocking access to directory services at the network perimeter. Please note that this workaround does not protect vulnerable products from internal attacks.

ldap 389/tcp # Lightweight Directory Access Protocol
ldap 389/udp # Lightweight Directory Access Protocol
ldaps 636/tcp # ldap protocol over TLS/SSL (was sldap)
ldaps 636/udp # ldap protocol over TLS/SSL (was sldap)

Systems Affected

Vendor| Status| Date Notified| Date Updated
QUALCOMM| | 01 Jun 2001| 17 Jul 2001
If you are a vendor and your product is affected, let us know.

CVSS Metrics

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


  • <http://www.ee.oulu.fi/research/ouspg/protos/testing/c06/ldapv3/>
  • <http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/3043>
  • <http://ciac.llnl.gov/ciac/bulletins/l-116.shtml>


The CERT Coordination Center thanks the Oulu University Secure Programming Group for reporting these vulnerabilities to us, for their detailed technical analyses, and for their assistance in preparing this document.

This document was written by Jeffrey P. Lanza.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs: CAN-2001-1318
  • CERT Advisory: CA-2001-18
  • Date Public: 16 Jul 2001
  • Date First Published: 16 Jul 2001
  • Date Last Updated: 12 Dec 2002
  • Document Revision: 27