MERCUR Messaging 2005 IMAP subject field denial of service

mercur-subject-dos (27229) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


MERCUR Messaging 2005 is vulnerable to a denial of service. By sending an email message with an overly long subject field, a remote attacker could possibly execute arbitrary commands or cause the IMAP service to crash.


Denial of Service


Upgrade to Service Pack 4 as instructed in the bulletin from Atrium Software International June 10, 2006. See References.


Platforms Affected:

  • Atrium Software International MERCUR Messaging 2005 prior to SP 4


Jun 10, 2006

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