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CVE-2007-2958 Detail


Format string vulnerability in the inc_put_error function in src/inc.c in Sylpheed 2.4.4, and Sylpheed-Claws (Claws Mail) 1.9.100 and 2.10.0, allows remote POP3 servers to execute arbitrary code via format string specifiers in crafted replies.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  08/27/2007

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Access Vector:
Network exploitable - Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (08/28/2007)

Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect version of Sylpheed as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1. Sylpheed and claws-mail are not shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, or 5.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name External Source CONFIRM External Source GENTOO GLSA-200710-29 External Source SUSE SUSE-SR:2007:020 External Source BID 25430 External Source VUPEN ADV-2007-2971 External Source MISC External Source XF sylpheed-incputerror-format-string(36238) External Source FEDORA FEDORA-2007-2009

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