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CVE-2003-1557 Detail

Description

Off-by-one buffer overflow in spamc of SpamAssassin 2.40 through 2.43, when using BSMTP mode ("-B"), allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via email containing headers with leading "." characters.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  12/31/2003

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2003-1557
Original release date:
12/31/2003
Last revised:
08/07/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
7.6 HIGH
Vector:
(AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
10.0
Exploitability Subscore:
4.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable
Access Complexity:
High
Authentication:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Provides administrator access, Allows complete confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (04/04/2008)

Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the versions of SpamAssassin as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, or 5.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=104342896818777&w=2 External Source BUGTRAQ 20030123 SpamAssassin / spamc+BSMTP remote buffer overflow
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/309912/30/26090/threaded External Source GENTOO GLSA-200302-01
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/310212/30/26030/threaded External Source BUGTRAQ 20030204 Re: GLSA: Mail-SpamAssasin
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/6679 Patch External Source BID 6679
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/11154 External Source XF spamassassin-spamc-offbyone-bo(11154)

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