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Security update for University of Washington IMAP


(Last modified: 12OCT2005)

solutions Security update for University of Washington IMAP SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (5f6a4ce69e6c32c5d76c4c930a189cd8)

Applies to

Package: imap-lib
Product(s): SUSE CORE 9 for x86
SUSE CORE 9 for Itanium Processor Family
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM S/390 31bit
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM zSeries 64bit
SUSE CORE 9 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
Novell Linux POS 9
Open Enterprise Server
Patch: patch-10523
Release: 20051012
Obsoletes: none


Everyone using the University of Washington IMAP client should install this update.



Problem description

The client part of the University of Washington IMAP implementation is prone to a buffer overflow while parsing mailbox names. This bug can probably be exploited by a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the affected mail client.


Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as RPM packages that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fvh imap-lib.rpm imap-devel.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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