SuSE: imap remote unauthorized access

    Date15 Mar 2000
    CategorySuSE
    2262
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    A vulnerability in the SuSE Linux IMAP Server - which is unrelated to the SuSE Linux Distribution (which is unaffected) - was found which allows remote users to circumvented the imap authentication.
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                            SuSE Security Announcement
    
            Package: SuSE Linux IMAP Server
            Date:    Wed Mar 15 20:41:42 CET 2000
    
            Affected SuSE versions: SuSE Linux IMAP Server
            Vulnerability Type:     remote unauthorized access
            SuSE default package:   not a SuSE Linux Distribution package
            Other affected systems: no
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    A security hole was discovered in the package mentioned above.
    Please update as soon as possible or disable the service if you are using
    this software on your SuSE Linux installation(s).
    
    Please note that we provide this information on an "as-is" basis only.
    There is no warranty whatsoever and no liability for any direct, indirect or
    incidental damage arising from this information or the installation of
    the update package.
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    1. Problem Description
    
      A vulnerability in the SuSE Linux IMAP Server - which is unrelated to
      the SuSE Linux Distribution (which is unaffected) - was found which
      allows remote users to circumvented the imap authentication.
    
    2. Impact
    
      An attacker can receive imap administrator privilige which can be used
      e.g. to create or delete folders.
    
    3. Solution
    
      Install the security fix from our FTP server.
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    Please verify these md5 checksums of the updates before installing:
    
    bf746792686246b631996af8144f45d2  http://www.suse.de/de/produkte/susesoft/imas/imasupd/secfix.tgz
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    You can find updates on our ftp-Server:
    
      ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update for Intel processors
      ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/axp/update  for Alpha processors
    
    or this special update at:
    
      http://www.suse.de/de/produkte/susesoft/imas/imasupd/secfix.tgz
    
    or try the following web pages for a list of mirrors:
      http://www.suse.de/ftp.html
      http://www.suse.com/ftp_new.html
    
    Our webpage for patches:
      http://www.suse.de/patches/index.html
    
    Our webpage for security announcements:
      http://www.suse.de/security
    
    If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact
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