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Category:   Application (E-mail Server)  >   IMAP Toolkit (uw-imap) Vendors:   University of Washington
uw-imap Client Library Bug Lets Remote Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1021485
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-5514   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Dec 22 2008
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to imap-2007e
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in the IMAP Toolkit (uw-imap) client library. A remote user can cause denial of service conditions against applications that use the client library.

A remote user can send e-mail with specially crafted e-mail addresses to trigger a buffer overflow in the RFC822BUFFER routines and cause the target application that is using the client library to crash.

The php imap module is affected.

The imap daemon is not affected.

Impact:   A remote user can cause the target application using the client library to crash.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fixed version (imap-2007e).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any)

Message History:   None.

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