MailEnable Enterprise up to 1.6 meimaps.exe memory corruption

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A vulnerability, which was classified as problematic, was found in MailEnable Enterprise up to 1.6 (Mail Server Software). This affects some unknown processing of the file meimaps.exe. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-119. This is going to have an impact on availability.

The bug was discovered 11/30/2006. The weakness was disclosed 12/05/2006 with Secunia Research (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2006-6291 since 12/05/2006. The exploitability is told to be easy. It is possible to initiate the attack remotely. Required for exploitation is a authentication. Technical details of the vulnerability are known, but there is no available exploit.

It is declared as proof-of-concept. The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 4 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $0-$5k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 23756 (MailEnable IMAP Server Multiple Buffer Overflow Vulnerabilities (ME-10021)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Windows and running in the context local.

Applying a patch is able to eliminate this problem.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at SecurityFocus (BID 21362), X-Force (30614), Secunia (SA23080), SecurityTracker (ID 1017276) and Vulnerability Center (SBV-13241). The entries 2707, 2728, 2727 and 2767 are pretty similar.




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VulDB Meta Base Score: 6.5
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 5.9

VulDB Base Score: 6.5
VulDB Temp Score: 5.9
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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Proof-of-Concept

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Nessus ID: 23756
Nessus Name: MailEnable IMAP Server Multiple Buffer Overflow Vulnerabilities (ME-10021)
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Organization: Secunia Research
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2006-6291 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 21362 - MailEnable IMAP Service Multiple Buffer Overflow Vulnerabilities
Secunia: 23080 - MailEnable IMAP Service Two Vulnerabilities, Moderately Critical
X-Force: 30614
SecurityTracker: 1017276
Vulnerability Center: 13241 - MailEnable IMAP Remote DoS and Code Execution due to Multiple Buffer Overflow Vulnerabilities, High
OSVDB: 31698 - MailEnable MEIMAPS.EXE buffer overflow
Vupen: ADV-2006-4778

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Created: 03/12/2015 10:21 PM
Updated: 07/11/2019 03:54 PM
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