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Courier-IMAP: Remote execution of arbitrary code



Courier-IMAP: Remote execution of arbitrary code
Courier-IMAP: Remote execution of arbitrary code




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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200704-18
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  Severity: High
     Title: Courier-IMAP: Remote execution of arbitrary code
      Date: April 22, 2007
      Bugs: #168196
        ID: 200704-18

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Synopsis
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A vulnerability has been discovered in Courier-IMAP allowing for remote
code execution with root privileges.

Background
=========
Courier-IMAP is an IMAP server which is part of the Courier mail
system. It provides access only to maildirs.

Affected packages
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     Package                /  Vulnerable  /                Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  net-mail/courier-imap     < 4.0.6-r2                  >= 4.0.6-r2

Description
==========
CJ Kucera has discovered that some Courier-IMAP scripts don't properly
handle the XMAILDIR variable, allowing for shell command injection.

Impact
=====
A remote attacker could send specially crafted login credentials to a
Courier-IMAP server instance, possibly leading to remote code execution
with root privileges.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
=========
All Courier-IMAP users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-mail/courier-imap-4.0.6-r2"

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200704-18.xml 

Concerns?
========
Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at 
http://bugs.gentoo.org. 

License
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Copyright 2007 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5 

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