Ipswitch IMail LDAP daemon large tag buffer overflow

imail-ldap-tag-bo (15243) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

Ipswitch IMail is vulnerable to a buffer overflow in the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) daemon, caused by improper bounds checking of user-supplied input. By supplying a specially-crafted LDAP message containing a large tag, a remote attacker could overflow a buffer to cause the daemon to crash and execute arbitrary code on the system with administrative privileges.


Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Apply Hotfix 2 for IMail Server 8.05, available from the Ipswitch Web site. See References.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • Ipswitch IMail Server 8.03

Reported:

Feb 17, 2004

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