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Sid 1-3007


PROTOCOL-IMAP command overflow attempt


Multiple buffer overflows in the IMAP service in Mercury/32 4.01a allow remote authenticated users to cause a denial of service (application crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via long arguments to the (1) EXAMINE, (2) SUBSCRIBE, (3) STATUS, (4) APPEND, (5) CHECK, (6) CLOSE, (7) EXPUNGE, (8) FETCH, (9) RENAME, (10) DELETE, (11) LIST, (12) SEARCH, (13) CREATE, or (14) UNSUBSCRIBE commands.


CVSS base score 10.0 CVSS impact score 10.0 CVSS exploitability score 10.0 confidentialityImpact COMPLETE integrityImpact COMPLETE availabilityImpact COMPLETE

Detailed information

Affected systems

  • david_harris mercury 4.0.1a

Ease of attack

False positives

None known

False negatives

None known

Corrective action

Upgrade to the latest non-affected version of the software.

Apply the appropriate vendor supplied patches.


  • Talos research team.
  • This document was generated from data supplied by the national vulnerability database, a product of the national institute of standards and technology.
  • For more information see nvd.

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