IMAP Proxy: Format string vulnerabilities

2006-03-06T00:00:00
ID GLSA-200603-04
Type gentoo
Reporter Gentoo Foundation
Modified 2006-03-06T00:00:00

Description

Background

IMAP Proxy (also known as up-imapproxy) proxies IMAP transactions between an IMAP client and an IMAP server.

Description

Steve Kemp discovered two format string errors in IMAP Proxy.

Impact

A remote attacker could design a malicious IMAP server and entice someone to connect to it using IMAP Proxy, resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the rights of the victim user.

Workaround

Only connect to trusted IMAP servers using IMAP Proxy.

Resolution

All IMAP Proxy users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-mail/up-imapproxy-1.2.4"