This module exploits a stack buffer overflow in Ipswitch IMail Server 2006.1 IMAP SEARCH verb. By sending an overly long string, an attacker can overwrite the buffer and control program execution. In order for this module to be successful, the IMAP user must have at least one message.
To display the available options, load the module within the Metasploit console and run the commands 'show options' or 'show advanced':
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