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Security update for cyrus-imapd


(Last modified: 11DEC2002)

solutions Security update for cyrus-imapd SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (0f7e52341d374d7ce1336e2148df16ed)

Applies to

Product(s): SuSE eMail Server 3.1
SuSE eMail Server III
SuSE Linux Connectivity Server
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for IA32
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for IA64
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for PowerPC
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for S/390 and zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Office Server
SuSE Linux Openexchange Server 4

Package: cyrus-imapd
Release: 20021211
Obsoletes: none


Everyone using Cyrus IMAPd should install this patch.



Problem description

The Cyrus IMAPd contains a remotely exploitable buffer overflow before authentication takes place. This bug may be triggered by generating oversized error messages via SIEVE scripts. Although chances for remote attackers to exploit this bug are low (since it is not possible to do this interactively), an update of the cyrus-imapd package is recommended.


Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Uvh cyrus-imapd.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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