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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
Description Last Modified:  12/31/2006

Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 7.8 HIGH
Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.9
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Low
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): None
Integrity (I): None
Availability (A): Complete
Additional Information:
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
http://fedoranews.org/cms/node/2429
http://fetchmail.berlios.de/fetchmail-SA-2006-03.txt
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200701-13.xml
http://securitytracker.com/id?1017479
http://slackware.com/security/viewer.php?l=slackware-security&y=2007&m=slackware-security.517995
http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2007_4_sr.html
http://www.openpkg.com/security/advisories/OpenPKG-SA-2007.004.html
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/456114/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/21902 Patch
http://www.trustix.org/errata/2007/0007
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2007/0087
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2007/0088

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2006-5974
NVD Published Date:
12/31/2006
NVD Last Modified:
10/17/2018