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CVE-2008-2829 Detail

Current Description

php_imap.c in PHP 5.2.5, 5.2.6, 4.x, and other versions, uses obsolete API calls that allow context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via a long IMAP request, which triggers an "rfc822.c legacy routine buffer overflow" error message, related to the rfc822_write_address function.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  06/23/2008      View Analysis Description

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Access Vector:
Network exploitable
Access Complexity:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (07/24/2008)

Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the versions of PHP as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, 4, or 5. For more details see:

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name External Source MISC External Source APPLE APPLE-SA-2009-05-12 External Source SUSE SUSE-SR:2008:027 External Source HP HPSBUX02431 External Source HP SSRT090192 External Source GENTOO GLSA-200811-05 External Source CONFIRM External Source CONFIRM External Source MANDRIVA MDVSA-2008:126 External Source MANDRIVA MDVSA-2008:127 External Source MANDRIVA MDVSA-2008:128 External Source MLIST [oss-security] 20080619 CVE request: php 5.2.6 ext/imap buffer overflows External Source MLIST [oss-security] 20080624 Re: CVE request: php 5.2.6 ext/imap buffer overflows External Source BUGTRAQ 20090302 rPSA-2009-0035-1 php php-cgi php-imap php-mcrypt php-mysql php-mysqli php-pgsql php-soap php-xsl php5 php5-cgi php5-imap php5-mcrypt php5-mysql php5-mysqli php5-pear php5-pgsql php5-soap php5-xsl Patch External Source BID 29829 External Source UBUNTU USN-628-1 US Government Resource External Source CERT TA09-133A Patch; Vendor Advisory External Source VUPEN ADV-2009-1297 External Source CONFIRM External Source XF php-phpimap-dos(43357) External Source FEDORA FEDORA-2009-3768 External Source FEDORA FEDORA-2009-3848

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