Qualcomm Eudora WorldMail Server SMTP server buffer overflow

eudora-smtp-server-bo (34324) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

Qualcomm Eudora WorldMail Server is vulnerable to a stack-based buffer overflow, caused by improper bounds checking of SMTP server replies. By persuading a victim to connect to a malicious SMTP server, a remote attacker could send a specially-crafted SMTP reply string to overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system.

Note: In order to exploit this vulnerability, the victim must click "Cancel" and ignore the buffer overflow warning message.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 5.6
  Access Vector: Remote
  Access Complexity: High
  Authentication: Not Required
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: Partial
 
Temporal Score: 5.1
  Exploitability: Functional
  Remediation Level: Unavailable
  Report Confidence: Uncorroborated

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

No remedy available as of April 1, 2014.

References:

  • Eudora Web site: Eudora WorldMail Server by QUALCOMM.
  • CVE-2007-2770: Stack-based buffer overflow in Eudora 7.1 allows user-assisted, remote SMTP servers to execute arbitrary code via a long SMTP reply. NOTE: the user must click through a warning about a possible buffer overflow exploit to trigger this issue.
  • OSVDB ID: 36198: Eudora SMTP Server Reply Overflow
  • SA25282: Eudora Multiple Buffer Overflow Vulnerabilities

Platforms Affected:

  • Qualcomm Eudora 7.1.0.9

Reported:

May 15, 2007

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