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Category:   Application (E-mail Server)  >   Mercury Mail Transport System Vendors:   Harris, David
Mercury Mail Transport System Buffer Overflow in SEARCH Command Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1018714
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1018714
CVE Reference:   CVE-2007-5018   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Mar 20 2008
Original Entry Date:  Sep 19 2007
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): 4.52
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Mercury Mail Transport System. A remote authenticated user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

A remote authenticated user can send a specially crafted SEARCH command to the IMAP service trigger a buffer overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target service.

The original advisory and demonstration exploit is available at:

http://www.milw0rm.com/exploits/4429

void from ph4nt0m.org reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote authenticated user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Solution:   No solution was available at the time of this entry.
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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