mmmail mmsyslog() remote format string

mmmail-mmsyslog-format-string (9336) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

mmmail could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary commands on the server, caused by a format string vulnerability in the mmpop3d and mmsmtpd daemons. A remote attacker could pass a malicious format string to the mmsyslog() function, which would allow the attacker to execute arbitrary commands on the system with the privileges of the local account.


Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of mmmail (0.0.14 or later), available from Matt Mondor's Web site. See References.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • Matthew Mondor mmmail 0.0.13 and prior

Reported:

Jun 12, 2002

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