IPSwitch IMail Server Stack Overflow in Processing 'Reply-To' Headers Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID: 1024215|
SecurityTracker URL: http://securitytracker.com/id/1024215
(Links to External Site)
Date: Jul 16 2010
Execution of arbitrary code via network, Root access via network|
Fix Available: Yes Vendor Confirmed: Yes |
Version(s): prior to 11.02|
A vulnerability was reported in IMail Server. A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.|
A remote user can send an e-mail with specially crafted 'Reply-To' header values to trigger a stack overflow in 'imailsrv.exe' and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target service.
The vendor was notified on June 8, 2010.
An anonymous researcher reported one vulnerability via TippingPoint.
A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.|
The vendor has issued a fix (11.02).|
Vendor URL: www.ipswitch.com/ (Links to External Site)
Windows (2000), Windows (2003)|
Source Message Contents
Date: Thu, 15 Jul 2010 14:16:37 -0500|
Subject: [Full-disclosure] ZDI-10-126: Ipswitch Imail Server List Mailer Reply-To Address Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
ZDI-10-126: Ipswitch Imail Server List Mailer Reply-To Address Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
July 15, 2010
-- Affected Vendors:
-- Affected Products:
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TippingPoint IPS customers have been protected against this
vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 9999.
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-- Vulnerability Details:
This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on
vulnerable installations of IPSwitch IMail List Mailer. Authentication
is not required to exploit this vulnerability.
The specific flaw exists within imailsrv.exe which is invoked to handle
messages sent to the imailsrv. When a message contains multiple
"Reply-To:" headers the imailsrv.exe process concatenates these into a
single fixed length buffer on the stack. No validation of the data or
data length is done. A remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability to
execute arbitrary code under the context of the SYSTEM user.
-- Vendor Response:
Update to the latest version 11.02
-- Disclosure Timeline:
2010-06-08 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2010-07-15 - Coordinated public release of advisory
This vulnerability was discovered by:
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