ZDI-11-058: SCO Openserver IMAP Daemon Long Verb Parsing Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
February 7, 2011 - This vulnerability is being disclosed publicly without a patch in accordance with the ZDI 180 day deadline. To view mitigations for this vulnerability please see: http://dvlabs.tippingpoint.com/blog/2011/02/07/zdi-disclosure-sco
-- CVSS: 10, (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
-- Affected Vendors: SCO
-- Affected Products: SCO OpenServer
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-- Vulnerability Details: This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of the SCO OpenServer IMAP daemon. Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability.
The specific flaw exists within the imapd process responsible for handling remote IMAP requests. The process does not properly validate IMAP commands and arguments. Supplying an overly long command followed by an invalid argument can cause an exploitable overflow to occur. This vulnerability can be leveraged to execute arbitrary code.
-- Disclosure Timeline: 2008-11-10 - Vulnerability reported to vendor 2011-02-07 - Public release of advisory
-- Credit: This vulnerability was discovered by: * Anonymous
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