RHSA-2005:114 - Security Advisory
imap security update
Security Advisory: Low
Updated imap packages that fix a security issue are now available for Red
Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1.
This update has been rated as having low security impact by the Red Hat
Security Response Team.
The imap package provides server daemons for both the IMAP (Internet
Message Access Protocol) and POP (Post Office Protocol) mail access
A buffer overflow flaw was found in the c-client IMAP client. An attacker
could create a malicious IMAP server that if connected to by a victim could
execute arbitrary code on the client machine. The Common Vulnerabilities
and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2003-0297
to this issue.
Users of imap are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain a backported patch to correct this issue.
Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released
errata relevant to your system have been applied. Use Red Hat
Network to download and update your packages. To launch the Red Hat
Update Agent, use the following command:
For information on how to install packages manually, refer to the
following Web page for the System Administration or Customization
guide specific to your system:
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 2 ia64
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 2 i386
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation 2 ia64
- BZ - 97344 - CAN-2003-0297 c-client imap issue
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 2
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation 2