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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-3962

Original release date: 09/10/2008
Last revised: 07/11/2011


The from_format function in ssmtp.c in ssmtp 2.61 and 2.62, in certain configurations, uses uninitialized memory for the From: field of an e-mail message, which might allow remote attackers to obtain sensitive information (memory contents) in opportunistic circumstances by reading a message.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 2.6 (LOW) (AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 4.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: High
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information

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External Source: BID
Name: 31094
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugs.gentoo.org/234391
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20080909 ssmtp =2.62 unitialized memory disclosure
External Source: XF
Name: ssmtp-fromformat-information-disclosure(45038)
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20080909 Re: ssmtp =2.62 unitialized memory disclosure
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20080911 Re: ssmtp =2.62 unitialized memory disclosure
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-2597
Type: Advisory

Vulnerable software and versions

+ Configuration 1
+ OR
* cpe:/a:ssmtp:ssmtp:2.62
* cpe:/a:ssmtp:ssmtp:2.61

* Denotes Vulnerable Software
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Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)
  • Information Leak / Disclosure (CWE-200)