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Category:   Application (E-mail Server)  >   MailEnable Vendors:   MailEnable Pty. Ltd.
MailEnable HTTPMail 'Authorization' Header Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1013786
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   GENERIC-MAP-NOMATCH   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Apr 25 2005
Original Entry Date:  Apr 22 2005
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): 1.04 Enterprise (and prior); 1.54 Professional (and prior)
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in MailEnable in the HTTPMail Connector. A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

A buffer overflow exists in the processing of the 'Authorization' HTTP header line. A remote user can supply a specially crafted HTTP GET request to trigger the buffer overflow in the MailEnable HTTPMail Connector service and execute arbitrary code.

A demonstration exploit request is provided:

GET / HTTP/1.0
Authorization: Ax270

A demonstration exploit is available at:

The vendor was notified on April 21, 2005.

CorryL of discovered this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Windows (NT), Windows (2000), Windows (2003), Windows (XP)

Message History:   None.

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