Novell NetMail IMAP APPEND Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

2006-12-22T00:00:00
ID ZDI-06-054
Type zdi
Reporter Anonymous
Modified 2006-11-09T00:00:00

Description

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on affected installations of Novell NetMail. Successful exploitation requires the attacker to successfully authenticate to the affected service.

The specific flaw exists in the NetMail IMAP server's handling of the APPEND command. A lack of bounds checking on a specific parameter to this command can lead to a stack-based buffer overflow. This vulnerability can be exploited to execute arbitrary code.