Gauntlet Firewall smap/smapd and CSMAP daemons buffer overflow

gauntlet-csmap-bo (7088) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk


Network Associates Gauntlet Firewall is vulnerable to a buffer overflow in the smap/smapd and Computer Science Major Accessibility Program (CSMAP) daemons, which affects multiple devices that utilize the Gauntlet firewall software. The smap/smapd and CSMAP daemons are proxy servers responsible for handling inbound and outbound email transactions. A remote attacker can send a specially-crafted mail message to an affected device to overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary commands on the system to gain elevated privileges.


Gain Privileges


Apply the appropriate patch for your system, as listed in PGP Security Advisory dated September 4, 2001. See References.


Platforms Affected:

  • McAfee E-Appliance 100
  • McAfee E-Appliance 120
  • McAfee Gauntlet Firewall 5.0
  • McAfee Gauntlet Firewall 5.5
  • McAfee Gauntlet Firewall 6.0
  • McAfee WebShield 4.1 Solaris
  • PGP e-ppliance 300 1.0
  • PGP e-ppliance 300 1.5
  • PGP e-ppliance 300 2.0


Sep 04, 2001

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