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iDefense Security Advisory 12.23.06: Novell Netmail IMAP append Denial of Service Vulnerability
From: iDefense Labs <labs-no-reply () idefense com>
Date: Sat, 23 Dec 2006 21:07:59 -0500
Novell Netmail IMAP append Denial of Service Vulnerability
iDefense Security Advisory 12.23.06
Dec 23, 2006
Novell NetMail is an e-mail and calendar system that is based on standard
More information can be found at the vendors site:
Remote exploitation of a Denial of Service vulnerability in Novell Netmail
3.52 could allow an authenticated attacker the ability to crash the imapd
Novell NetMail can be made to crash by sending an APPEND command with a
single '(' character as an argument.
This vulnerability is limited to a DoS only condition and requires
authentication in order to exploit it.
iDefense has confirmed the existence of this vulnerability in the IMAPD
server of Novell NetMail 3.52d and 3.52e. Older versions are suspected to
be vulnerable as well.
iDefense is currently unaware of any effective workaround for this issue.
VI. VENDOR RESPONSE
Novell has addressed this vulnerability in version 3.52e FTF2 of NetMail.
For more information consult Novell TID 3717068. This document is
available at the following link.
VII. CVE INFORMATION
A Mitre Corp. Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) number has not
been assigned yet.
VIII. DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
10/16/2006 Initial vendor notification
10/19/2006 Initial vendor response
12/23/2006 Coordinated public disclosure
This vulnerability was reported to iDefense by CIRT.DK.
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- iDefense Security Advisory 12.23.06: Novell Netmail IMAP append Denial of Service Vulnerability iDefense Labs (Dec 25)