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Rule:

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Sid:
2105

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Summary:
This event is generated when a remote user uses the IMAP AUTHENTICATE
command to send a suspiciously long string to port 143 on an internal
server. This may indicate an attempt to exploit a buffer overflow
vulnerability in the IMAP AUTHENTICATE command. This vulnerability may
affect other IMAP implementations.

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Impact:
Serious. Possible remote execution of arbitrary code, which may lead to
a remote root compromise.

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Detailed Information:
When a large amount of data is sent to a vulnerable IMAP server in the
AUTHENTICATE command, a buffer overflow condition may occur. This can
allow the attacker to execute arbitrary code, which may allow the
attacker to gain root access to the compromised server.

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Affected Systems:
	University of Washington imapd version 10.234 and earlier.

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Attack Scenarios:
An attacker can send a sufficiently long AUTHENTICATE command to the
IMAP server, creating a buffer overflow condition. This can then allow
the attacker to gain root access to the compromised server.

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Ease of Attack:
Simple. Exploits exist.

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False Positives:
None known.

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False Negatives:
None known.

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Corrective Action:
Upgrade to the latest non-affected version of the software.

Apply the appropriate patches for your operating system.

Check the host for signs of compromise.

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Contributors:
Sourcefire Vulnerability Research Team
Brian Caswell <bmc@sourcefire.com>
Sourcefire Technical Publications Team
Jen Harvey <jennifer.harvey@sourcefire.com>

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Additional References:

Bugtraq
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/130

CVE
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvekey.cgi?keyword=CVE-1999-0005 

Nessus
http://cgi.nessus.org/plugins/dump.php3?id=11073

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