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CVE-2003-0540 Detail

Current Description

The address parser code in Postfix 1.1.12 and earlier allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (lock) via (1) a malformed envelope address to a local host that would generate a bounce and contains the ".!" string in the MAIL FROM or Errors-To headers, which causes nqmgr to lock up, or (2) via a valid MAIL FROM with a RCPT TO containing a ".!" string, which causes an instance of the SMTP listener to lock up.

Source:  MITRE
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Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 5.0 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Low
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): None
Integrity (I): None
Availability (A): Partial
Additional Information:
Allows disruption of service

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Hyperlink Resource
http://distro.conectiva.com.br/atualizacoes/?id=a&anuncio=000717
http://lists.grok.org.uk/pipermail/full-disclosure/2003-August/007693.html
http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=106001525130257&w=2
http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=106029188614704&w=2
http://www.debian.org/security/2003/dsa-363 Patch Vendor Advisory
http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/895508 US Government Resource
http://www.linuxsecurity.com/advisories/engarde_advisory-3517.html
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2003:081
http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2003_033_postfix.html
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2003-251.html Patch Vendor Advisory
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/8333
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A544

Technical Details

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Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:wietse_venema:postfix:1.0.21:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:wietse_venema:postfix:1.1.11:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:wietse_venema:postfix:1.1.12:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:wietse_venema:postfix:1999-09-06:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:wietse_venema:postfix:1999-12-31:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:wietse_venema:postfix:2000-02-28:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:wietse_venema:postfix:2001-11-15:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:conectiva:linux:7.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:conectiva:linux:8.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2003-0540
NVD Published Date:
08/27/2003
NVD Last Modified:
10/10/2017