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<glsa id="200509-10">
<title>Mailutils: Format string vulnerability in imap4d</title>
The imap4d server contains a vulnerability allowing an authenticated user
to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the imap4d process.
<product type="ebuild">mailutils</product>
<announced>September 17, 2005</announced>
<revised>May 22, 2006: 02</revised>
<package name="net-mail/mailutils" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">0.6-r2</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">0.6-r2</vulnerable>
The GNU Mailutils are a collection of mail-related utilities, including
an IMAP4 server (imap4d).
The imap4d server contains a format string bug in the handling of IMAP
SEARCH requests.
<impact type="high">
An authenticated IMAP user could exploit the format string error in
imap4d to execute arbitrary code as the imap4d user, which is usually
There are no known workarounds at this time.
All GNU Mailutils users should upgrade to the latest available version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=net-mail/mailutils-0.6-r2&quot;</code>
<uri link=";type=vulnerabilities">iDEFENSE 09.09.05 advisory</uri>
<uri link="">CVE-2005-2878</uri>
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Thu, 15 Sep 2005 13:42:03 +0000">
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Thu, 15 Sep 2005 13:42:17 +0000">