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SuSE Security Announcement: Package: SuSE Linux IMAP Server

Date: Wed, 15 Mar 2000 21:07:24 +0100 (MET)
From: Marc Heuse [email protected]
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:

bf746792686246b631996af8144f45d2
http://www.suse.de/de/produkte/susesoft/imas/imasupd/secfix.tgz


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 [email protected]


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