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CVE-2006-5974 Detail

Description

fetchmail 6.3.5 and 6.3.6 before 6.3.6-rc4, when refusing a message delivered via the mda option, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via unknown vectors that trigger a NULL pointer dereference when calling the (1) ferror or (2) fflush functions.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  12/31/2006

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2006-5974
Original release date:
12/31/2006
Last revised:
03/07/2011
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
7.8 HIGH
Vector:
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
6.9
Exploitability Subscore:
10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable
Access Complexity:
Low
Authentication:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (01/11/2007)

Not vulnerable. This issue does not affect the versions of fetchmail distributed with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, or 4.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://fedoranews.org/cms/node/2429 External Source FEDORA FEDORA-2007-041
http://fetchmail.berlios.de/fetchmail-SA-2006-03.txt External Source CONFIRM http://fetchmail.berlios.de/fetchmail-SA-2006-03.txt
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200701-13.xml External Source GENTOO GLSA-200701-13
http://securitytracker.com/id?1017479 External Source SECTRACK 1017479
http://slackware.com/security/viewer.php?l=slackware-security&y=2007&m=slackware-security.517995 External Source SLACKWARE SSA:2007-024-01
http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2007_4_sr.html External Source SUSE SUSE-SR:2007:004
http://www.openpkg.com/security/advisories/OpenPKG-SA-2007.004.html External Source OPENPKG OpenPKG-SA-2007.004
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/456114/100/0/threaded External Source BUGTRAQ 20070105 fetchmail security announcement 2006-03 (CVE-2006-5974)
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/21902 Patch External Source BID 21902
http://www.trustix.org/errata/2007/0007 External Source TRUSTIX 2007-0007
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2007/0087 External Source VUPEN ADV-2007-0087
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2007/0088 External Source VUPEN ADV-2007-0088

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