The imap package provides server daemons for both the IMAP (Internet Message Access Protocol) and POP (Post Office Protocol) mail access protocols.
A buffer overflow flaw was discovered in the dmail and tmail mail delivery utilities shipped with imap. If either of these utilities were used as a mail delivery agent, a remote attacker could potentially use this flaw to run arbitrary code as the targeted user by sending a specially-crafted mail message to the victim. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2008-5005 to this issue.
No Avaya system products are vulnerable, as imap is not installed by default.
More information about these vulnerabilities can be found in the security advisory issued by RedHat Linux:
Avaya software-only products operate on general-purpose operating systems. Occasionally vulnerabilities may be discovered in the underlying operating system or applications that come with the operating system. These vulnerabilities often do not impact the software-only product directly but may threaten the integrity of the underlying platform.
In the case of this advisory Avaya software-only products are not affected by the vulnerability directly but the underlying Linux platform may be. Customers should determine on which Linux operating system the product was installed and then follow that vendor's guidance.
|CVLAN||Depending on the Operating System provided by customers, the affected package may be installed on the underlying Operating System supporting the CVLAN application.|
|Avaya Integrated Management Suite (IMS)||Depending on the Operating System provided by customers, the affected package may be installed on the underlying Operating System supporting the IMS application.|
|Voice Portal||Depending on the Operating System provided by customers, the affected package may be installed on the underlying Operating System supporting the Voice Portal application.|
|AES 4.x||Depending on the Operating System provided by customers, the affected package may be installed on the underlying Operating System supporting the AES application.|
In the event that the affected package is installed, Avaya recommends that customers follow recommended actions supplied by RedHat Linux.
Additional information may also be available via the Avaya support website and through your Avaya account representative. Please contact your Avaya product support representative, or dial 1-800-242-2121, with any questions.
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V 1.0 - February 20, 2009 - Initial Statement issued.
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