ZDI-06-003: Ipswitch Collaboration Suite Code Execution Vulnerability
March 13, 2006
-- CVE ID:
-- Affected Vendor:
-- Affected Products:
Ipswitch Collaboration Suite 2006.02 and below
-- TippingPoint(TM) IPS Customer Protection:
TippingPoint IPS customers have been protected against this
vulnerability since December 13, 2005 by Digital Vaccine protection
filter ID 3982. For further product information on the TippingPoint IPS:
-- Vulnerability Details:
This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on
vulnerable installations of Ipswitch Collaboration Suite.
Authentication is required to exploit this vulnerability.
This specific flaw exists within the IMAP daemon. A lack of bounds
checking during the parsing of long arguments to the FETCH verb can
result in an exploitable buffer overflow.
-- Vendor Response:
"IMAP: Corrected a vulnerability issue where a properly crafted Fetch
command causes IMAP to crash with a buffer overflow (disclosed by
TippingPoint, a division of 3Com)."
-- Disclosure Timeline:
2005.12.13 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2005.12.13 - Digital Vaccine released to TippingPoint customers
2006.03.13 - Public release of advisory
This vulnerability was discovered by Manuel Santamarina Suarez aka
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