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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2007-5740

Original release date: 10/31/2007
Last revised: 03/07/2011


The format string protection mechanism in IMAPD for Perdition Mail Retrieval Proxy 1.17 and earlier allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via an IMAP tag with a null byte followed by a format string specifier, which is not counted by the mechanism.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.5 (HIGH) (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.sec-consult.com/300.html
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20071031 SEC Consult SA-20071031-0 :: Perdition IMAP Proxy Format StringVulnerability
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1018883
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1398
External Source: XF
Name: perdition-imap-strvwrite-format-string(38184)
External Source: FULLDISC
Name: 20071031 SEC Consult SA-20071031-0 :: Perdition IMAP Proxy Format String Vulnerability
Type: Patch Information
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.vergenet.net/linux/perdition/ChangeLog.shtml
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2007-3677
External Source: BID
Name: 26270

Vulnerable software and versions

+ Configuration 1
+ OR
* cpe:/a:vergenet:perdition_mail_retrieval_proxy:1.17 and previous versions

* Denotes Vulnerable Software
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Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)
  • Format String Vulnerability (CWE-134)