Mercur v5.0 IMAP server is prone to a remotely exploitable stack-based buffer overflow vulnerability. This issue is due to a failure of the application to properly bounds check user-supplied data prior to copying it to a fixed size memory buffer. Credit to Tim Taylor for discover the vulnerability.
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