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<title>Cyrus IMAP Server: Multiple overflow vulnerabilities</title>
The Cyrus IMAP Server is affected by several overflow vulnerabilities which
could potentially lead to the remote execution of arbitrary code.
<product type="ebuild">cyrus-imapd</product>
<announced>February 23, 2005</announced>
<revised>May 22, 2006: 02</revised>
<package name="net-mail/cyrus-imapd" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">2.2.12</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">2.2.12</vulnerable>
The Cyrus IMAP Server is an efficient, highly-scalable IMAP e-mail
Possible single byte overflows have been found in the imapd annotate
extension and mailbox handling code. Furthermore stack buffer overflows
have been found in fetchnews, the backend and imapd.
<impact type="normal">
An attacker, who could be an authenticated user or an admin of a
peering news server, could exploit these vulnerabilities to execute
arbitrary code with the rights of the user running the Cyrus IMAP
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Cyrus IMAP Server users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=net-mail/cyrus-imapd-2.2.12&quot;</code>
<uri link=";msg=33723">Cyrus IMAP Announcement</uri>
<uri link="">CVE-2005-0546</uri>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Fri, 18 Feb 2005 10:42:26 +0000">
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Sat, 19 Feb 2005 20:45:06 +0000">
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Wed, 23 Feb 2005 12:49:07 +0000">