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3 Security Vulnerabilities in NetMail 3.5

(Last modified: 14Jun2005)

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3 Security Vulnerabilities in NetMail 3.5


Novell NetMail 3.5


CAN-2005-1756 - Novell NetMail 3.5.2 WebAccess Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability

When a user opens an appointment containing valid formatted script in the body of the message, the browser interprets and executes that script. The script could do perform malicious actions on the user's authenticated connection. This exploit is available to any client that sends an ical object to a NetMail user.

CAN-2005-1757 - Novell NetMail 3.5.2 WebAccess Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

Specifying a very large name on folder rename through the WebAccess or WebMail client causes a buffer overrun.

CAN-2005-1758 - Novell NetMail IMAPD Command Continuation Request Heap Overflow

Specifying a very large number of bytes for the IMAP command continuation can cause a buffer overrun. This exploit is available to any client that connects to NetMail, authenticated and unauthenticated.


All three of these vulnerabilities have been addressed in the NetMail 3.5.2C patch, which is available here:  Please note that this is an updates page for NetMail 3.5, and that NetMail 3.5.2C may eventually be superceded.  Further revisions to NetMail 3.5 will also contain these fixes.


These vulnerabilities were discovered by iDefense.


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  • Document ID:
  • 10097957
  • Solution ID: NOVL102393
  • Creation Date: 13Jun2005
  • Modified Date: 14Jun2005
    • NovellNetMail

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