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SuSE Security Announcement: Package: SuSE Linux IMAP Server

Mar 15, 2000, 21:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Marc Heuse)

Date: Wed, 15 Mar 2000 21:07:24 +0100 (MET)
From: Marc Heuse marc@suse.de
Subject: [suse-security-announce] SuSE Security Announcement - SuSE Linux IMAP Server

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

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.

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.

Please verify these md5 checksums of the updates before installing:


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:

or try the following web pages for a list of mirrors:

Our webpage for patches:

Our webpage for security announcements:

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