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CVE-2003-0057 Detail


Multiple buffer overflows in Hypermail 2 before 2.1.6 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service and possibly execute arbitrary code (1) via a long attachment filename that is not properly handled by the hypermail executable, or (2) by connecting to the mail CGI program from an IP address that reverse-resolves to a long hostname.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  02/19/2003

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CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
7.5 HIGH
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
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CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable
Access Complexity:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Provides unauthorized access, Allows partial confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name External Source VULNWATCH 20030126 Hypermail buffer overflows External Source BUGTRAQ 20030127 Hypermail buffer overflows External Source DEBIAN DSA-248 External Source BID 6689 External Source BID 6690 External Source XF hypermail-mail-attachment-bo(11157) External Source XF hypermail-long-hostname-bo(11158)

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