May 25, 2002

Conectiva: 'imap' remote vulnerability advisory

Conectiva: "Marcell Fodor published a remote buffer overflow
vulnerability in the IMAP server. This vulnerability can be
exploited by a remote attacker after he or she has been successfully
authenticated by the server. Arbitrary code could then be executed,
but with the privileges of the authenticated user."
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CONECTIVA LINUX SECURITY ANNOUNCEMENT
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PACKAGE   : imap
SUMMARY   : Remote buffer overflow
DATE      : 2002-05-24 11:32:00
ID        : CLA-2002:487
RELEVANT
RELEASES  : 6.0, 7.0, 8

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DESCRIPTION
 "imap"[4] is a package that contains POP2, POP3 and IMAP servers
 developed at the University of Washington (UW).

 Marcell Fodor published[1] a remote buffer overflow
 vulnerability[2][3] in the IMAP server. This vulnerability can be
 exploited by a remote attacker after he or she has been successfully
 authenticated by the server. Arbitrary code could then be executed,
 but with the privileges of the authenticated user.

 This vulnerability only affects the IMAP server available in this
 package.

 The updated packages have been fixed with the patch made available by
 the author[5].


SOLUTION
 It is recommended that all imap users upgrade their packages.

 After the upgrade, no restart is necessary since these servers are
 handled by inetd or xinetd.


 REFERENCES
 1.  http://www.freeweb.hu/mantra/05_2002/uw-imapd.html

 2.  http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2002-0379
 3.  http://online.securityfocus.com/bid/4713
 4.  http://www.washington.edu/imap/
 5 .http://online.securityfocus.com/archive/1/272030/2002-05-07/2002-05-13/2

DIRECT DOWNLOAD LINKS TO THE UPDATED PACKAGES 
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/6.0/SRPMS/imap-2000c-10U60_3cl.src.rpmftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/6.0/RPMS/imap-2000c-10U60_3cl.i386.rpmftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/6.0/RPMS/imap-devel-2000c-10U60_3cl.i386.rpmftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/6.0/RPMS/imap-devel-static-2000c-10U60_3cl.i386.rpmftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/6.0/RPMS/imap-doc-2000c-10U60_3cl.i386.rpmftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/7.0/SRPMS/imap-2000c-10U70_3cl.src.rpmftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/7.0/RPMS/imap-2000c-10U70_3cl.i386.rpmftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/7.0/RPMS/imap-devel-2000c-10U70_3cl.i386.rpmftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/7.0/RPMS/imap-devel-static-2000c-10U70_3cl.i386.rpmftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/7.0/RPMS/imap-doc-2000c-10U70_3cl.i386.rpmftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/8/SRPMS/imap-2000c-12U8_2cl.src.rpmftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/8/RPMS/imap-2000c-12U8_2cl.i386.rpmftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/8/RPMS/imap-devel-2000c-12U8_2cl.i386.rpmftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/8/RPMS/imap-devel-static-2000c-12U8_2cl.i386.rpmftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/8/RPMS/imap-doc-2000c-12U8_2cl.i386.rpm


ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS
 Users of Conectiva Linux version 6.0 or higher may use apt to perform
 upgrades of RPM packages:
 - add the following line to /etc/apt/sources.list if it is not there yet
   (you may also use linuxconf to do this):

 rpm [cncbr]  ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br 6.0/conectiva updates

(replace 6.0 with the correct version number if you are not running CL6.0)

 - run:                 apt-get update
 - after that, execute: apt-get upgrade

 Detailed instructions reagarding the use of apt and upgrade examples
 can be found at  http://distro.conectiva.com.br/atualizacoes/#apt?idioma=en


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Instructions on how to check the signatures of the RPM packages can be
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