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[security-alerts] FW: iDefense Security Advisory 05.08.07: Microsoft Exchange Server 2000IMAP Literal Processing DoS Vulnerability



> 
> Microsoft Exchange Server 2000 IMAP Literal Processing DoS 
> Vulnerability
> 
> iDefense Security Advisory 05.08.07
> http://labs.idefense.com/intelligence/vulnerabilities/
> May 08, 2007
> 
> I. BACKGROUND
> 
> Microsoft Exchange Server 2000 is a messaging product developed by
> Microsoft, part of the Windows Server System line of server products.
> More information about it can be found at the following URL.
> 
> http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/exchange/2000/def
> ault.mspx
> 
> II. DESCRIPTION
> 
> Remote exploitation of an integer overflow vulnerability in the IMAP
> service of Microsoft Exchange 2000 could allow a remote attacker to
> crash all running Exchange services and other services in the same
> process.
> 
> The vulnerability specifically exists in code responsible for 
> reading of
> literals in the IMAP4 service. When the IMAP4 service encounters a
> specially crafted literal, it fails to properly process it. An access
> violation occurs causing an unhandled exception that terminates the
> process.
> 
> III. ANALYSIS
> 
> Exploitation of this vulnerability allows an attacker to cause the
> affected server to restart or potentially require data to be
> reinstalled from backup.
> 
> As the Exchange server may run in the same process space as many other
> servers, crashing the IMAP4 component will also cause the SMTP, POP3,
> WWW and FTP services, if enabled, to exit. In order to exploit this
> vulnerability, the attacker must have access to establish a 
> TCP session
> with the IMAP4 service.
> 
> IV. DETECTION
> 
> iDefense confirmed the existence of this vulnerability in Microsoft
> Exchange
> 2000 with Service Pack 3.
> 
> V. WORKAROUND
> 
> iDefense is not currently aware of any effective workarounds for this
> vulnerability. Consider applying network access controls on this
> service.
> 
> VI. VENDOR RESPONSE
> 
> Microsoft has addressed this vulnerability within MS07-026. For more
> information, consult their bulletin at the following URL.
> 
> http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/MS07-026.mspx
> 
> VII. CVE INFORMATION
> 
> The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project has 
> assigned the
> name CVE-2007-0221 to this issue. This is a candidate for inclusion in
> the CVE list (http://cve.mitre.org/), which standardizes names for
> security problems.
> 
> VIII. DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
> 
> 01/10/2007  Initial vendor notification
> 01/22/2007  Initial vendor response
> 05/08/2007  Coordinated public disclosure
> 
> IX. CREDIT
> 
> This vulnerability was reported to iDefense by Joxean Koret.
> 
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> 
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> 
> X. LEGAL NOTICES
> 
> Copyright (c) 2007 iDefense, Inc.
> 
> Permission is granted for the redistribution of this alert
> electronically. It may not be edited in any way without the express
> written consent of iDefense. If you wish to reprint the whole or any
> part of this alert in any other medium other than electronically,
> please e-mail customerservice@xxxxxxxxxxxx for permission.
> 
> Disclaimer: The information in the advisory is believed to be accurate
> at the time of publishing based on currently available 
> information. Use
> of the information constitutes acceptance for use in an AS IS 
> condition.
>  There are no warranties with regard to this information. Neither the
> author nor the publisher accepts any liability for any direct,
> indirect, or consequential loss or damage arising from use of, or
> reliance on, this information.
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