Gentoo: cyrus-imapd multiple buffer overflows
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Gentoo Multiple buffer overflow vulnerabilities have been discovered in cyrus-imapd.

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PACKAGE : cyrus-imapd
SUMMARY : buffer overflows
DATE    : 2002-12-27 23:12 UTC
EXPLOIT : remote

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From first advisory:

"Cyrus' Sieve implementation contains a couple of classic string based
buffer overflows in script parsing code. Anyone who can execute Sieve
scripts can exploit these bugs. Versions up to libSieve 2.1.2 and
Cyrus IMAP 2.1.10 are affected."

From second advisory:

"Cyrus IMAP server has a a remotely exploitable pre-login buffer
overflow. I checked versions 1.4 (oldest in web page) and 2.1.10 which
both had it, so apparently all versions are affected."

Read the full advisories at


It is recommended that all Gentoo Linux users who are running
net-mail/cyrus-imapd-2.1.9-r1 update their systems as follows:

emerge rsync
emerge cyrus-imapd
emerge clean

If you have cyrus-imap-dev-2.1.9-r1 and/or cyrus-imap-admin-2.1.9
installed you need to update those aswell:

emerge cyrus-imap-dev
emerge cyrus-imap-admin

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