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Rule:

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Sid:
1635

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Summary: 
This event is generated when an attempt is made to exploit a potential 
buffer overflow using the APOP command.  If running a vulnerable mail 
server, such as older XMail versions, this attack may lead to remote 
execution of arbitrary code.
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Impact:
When succesfully exploited, the remote attacker can crash the POP3
service or execute arbitrary code on the mailserver.
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Detailed Information:
The APOP command, used to submit authentication credentials to the POP3 
server, has an overflowable buffer in XMail 0.58 and earlier.  If an 
argument to the APOP command is longer than 256 characters, the service 
will crash.  This error may be exploitable further, and could then allow
the attacker to execute arbitrary code on the remote system.

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Affected Systems:
	XMail 0.58 or earlier

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Attack Scenarios:
An attacker could crash the POP server, thereby denying
legitimate users access to their e-mail.  Skilled attackers could
compromise the mailserver and obtain all incoming e-mail data.

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Ease of Attack:
The DoS attack is trivial to execute, as only an argument
longer than 256 characters needs to be submitted.  Compromise of the
mailserver requires more skill, but has been proven to be possible..

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False Positives:
None known.

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False Negatives:
None known.

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Corrective Action:
Upgrade the XtraMail installation to a more recent
version.  The most recent versions can always be found on the vendor's
website, http://www.xmailserver.org/

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Contributors:
Snort documentation contributed by Maarten Van Horenbeeck (maarten@daemon.be)
Sourcefire Research Team
Brian Caswell <bmc@sourcefire.com>
Nigel Houghton <nigel.houghton@sourcefire.com>

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Additional References:

Nessus
http://cgi.nessus.org/plugins/dump.php3?id=10559

Bugtraq
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/1652

CVE
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2000-0841

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