Advisory Name: Denial of Service in McAfee Email Gateway (formerly IronMail)
Vulnerability Class: Denial of Service
Release Date: Tue Apr 6, 2010
Affected Applications: Secure Mail (Ironmail) ver.6.7.1
Affected Platforms: FreeBSD 6.2 / Apache-Coyote 1.1
Local / Remote: Local
Severity: Medium – CVSS: 4.6 (AV:L/AC:L/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:C)
Researcher: Nahuel Grisolía
Vendor Status: Official Patch Released. Install McAfee Email Gateway 6.7.2 Hotfix 2.
Reference to Vulnerability Disclosure Policy: http://www.cybsec.com/vulnerability_policy.pdf
Users inside the CLI can run some kind of “Fork Bomb” in order to saturate system resources because
of an insecure ulimit value.