[NT] FTGate PRO/Office Security Vulnerabilities (Released Hotfixes)

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Date: 04/04/02

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  FTGate PRO/Office Security Vulnerabilities (Released Hotfixes)


 <http://www.floositek.com> FTGate is Internet mail server for Windows
with SMTP/POP3 support and many additional features. Multiple security
vulnerabilities have been discovered in the product.


Vulnerable systems:
FTGate PRO version 1.05
FTGate Office version 1.05

Immune systems:
FTGate PRO version 1.05 with Hotfixes

1. Heap overflow in APOP command
FTGate attempts to detect buffer overflow attacks. If an attack is
detected the source IP is banned from access. However, in the case of APOP
command it still possible to overflow dynamic buffer with


This will cause the program to crash immediately or after buffer is
free()'d if buffer size is in range of approximately 1-2k.

FTGateSrv.exe crashes with message like
      FTGateSrv.exe - Application error

       The instruction at 0x002b686b referenced memory at 0x41414145. The
       memory couldn't be "read".

      002B6865 mov edx,dword ptr [ebp-20h]
      002B6868 mov eax,dword ptr [edx+4]
      002B686B call dword ptr [eax+4]

(As you can see in example, this problem can be exploited to execute code
of attacker's choice, but there are few different crash situations. It is
not clear if this problem can always be exploited remotely)

2. DoS via Rcpt to: flood
By specifying a huge number of "Rcpt to:" in SMTP session, it is possible
to cause a memory leak. During and after the attack server's CPU
consumption remain at 100%.

3. DoS against POP3 mailboxes
A mailbox can be locked before authentication via the usage of the POP3
USER command.

Vendor released patches for FTGate PRO and FTGate Office within 24 hours
after problem was committed.

Upgrade to the latest version, or install the Hotfixes available at:


The information has been provided by <mailto:3APA3A@SECURITY.NNOV.RU>


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