Mercur Mailserver/Messaging version <= 5.0 IMAP Overflow Vulnerability

Published: 2008-08-22 14:09:14
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database (NVD)

CVSS Base Vector:

No known solution was made available for at least one year since the disclosure of this vulnerability. Likely none will be provided anymore. General solution options are to upgrade to a newer release, disable respective features, remove the product or replace the product by another one.

The Mercur IMAP4 Service running on the host is vulnerable to buffer overflows by sending a special crafted 'login' command.

An attacker can use this to crash the service, possible execute arbitrary code and gain some access privileges on the system.

Solution Type:
Vendor will not fix

Detection Type:
Remote Banner

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)

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