Qpopper process denial of service

qpopper-qpopper-dos (8458) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

Qualcomm Qpopper is vulnerable to a denial of service attack caused by a buffer overflow. By sending an overly long string containing 2048 characters or more, a remote attacker can overflow a buffer and consume large amounts of CPU available resources.


Consequences:

Denial of Service

Remedy:

For Caldera OpenServer 5.0.5 and 5.0.6:
Upgrade to the appropriate fixed binaries for your system, as listed in Caldera International, Inc. Security Advisory CSSA-2002-SCO.20. See References.

For other distributions:
Contact your vendor for upgrade or patch information.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • Qualcomm Qpopper 4.0.3 and prior
  • SCO Caldera OpenServer 5.0.5
  • SCO Caldera OpenServer 5.0.6

Reported:

Mar 15, 2002

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