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Date: Mon, 3 Nov 2008 15:17:06 +0100
From: Tomas Hoger <>
To: OSS Security <>,
Subject: CVE request - uw-imap


uw-imap upstream released new version 2007d on friday, announcing it as
security update fixing some issues in dmail and tmail utilities:

Further digging into this, the issue seem to be a buffer overflow
(strcpy) when handling command line arguments (overlong mailbox
specification when utility is called with user+folder argument). This
can have security implications in the setups where tmail is installed 
setuid root (according to the resources I found, that's required in
certain configurations; dmail is not expected to run under different
user), or when one of the utilities is configured as deliver agent in
the MTA.

Some further info I managed to collect is in our BZ:

Tomas Hoger / Red Hat Security Response Team

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