Floosietek FTGate 4 4.1 memory corruption

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A vulnerability has been found in Floosietek FTGate 4 4.1 and classified as critical. This vulnerability affects an unknown part. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-119. The product performs operations on a memory buffer, but it can read from or write to a memory location that is outside of the intended boundary of the buffer. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

Multiple buffer overflows in the IMAP Groupware Mail server of Floosietek FTGate (FTGate4) 4.1 allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via long arguments to various IMAP commands, as demonstrated with the EXAMINE command.

The bug was discovered 11/16/2005. The weakness was disclosed 11/16/2005 by Luca Ercoli (Website). The advisory is shared for download at lucaercoli.it. This vulnerability was named CVE-2005-3640 since 11/16/2005. The exploitation appears to be easy. The attack can be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is required for a successful exploitation. Technical details are unknown but a public exploit is available.

After even before and not, there has been an exploit disclosed. It is possible to download the exploit at securiteam.com. It is declared as proof-of-concept. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 20221 (FTGate4 IMAP EXAMINE Command Remote Overflow), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Gain a shell remotely and running in the context r.

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (23101), Tenable (20221) and Exploit-DB (1327).





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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Status: Proof-of-Concept
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Nessus ID: 20221
Nessus Name: FTGate4 IMAP EXAMINE Command Remote Overflow
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Advisory: lucaercoli.it
Researcher: Luca Ercoli
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2005-3640 (🔍)
X-Force: 23101
Vulnerability Center: 9656 - Floosietek FTGate4 Buffer Overflows via Long Arguments to IMAP Commands, High
SecurityFocus: 15449 - Floosietek FTGate IMAP Server Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
Secunia: 17609 - FTGate4 Groupware Mail Server Multiple Vulnerabilities, Moderately Critical
OSVDB: 20917 - FTGate4 IMAP EXAMINE Command Remote Overflow
Vupen: ADV-2005-2478

scip Labs: https://www.scip.ch/en/?labs.20161013


Created: 03/11/2015 11:39 PM
Updated: 06/11/2019 02:31 PM
Changes: 03/11/2015 11:39 PM (74), 06/11/2019 02:31 PM (5)
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