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CVE-2004-0104 Detail


Multiple format string vulnerabilities in Metamail 2.7 and earlier allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  03/03/2004

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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 20040218 metamail format string bugs and buffer overflows External Source BUGTRAQ 20040218 metamail format string bugs and buffer overflows External Source CIAC O-083 External Source DEBIAN DSA-449 US Government Resource External Source CERT-VN VU#518518 External Source MANDRAKE MDKSA-2004:014 Patch; Vendor Advisory External Source REDHAT RHSA-2004:073 Exploit; Patch; Vendor Advisory External Source BID 9692 External Source SLACKWARE SSA:2004-049 External Source XF metamail-contenttype-format-string(15245) External Source XF metamail-printheader-format-string(15259)

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