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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

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-2829
Original release date:
06/23/2008
Last revised:
08/07/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
5.0 MEDIUM
Vector:
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
2.9
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 (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: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=CVE-2008-2829

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://bugs.php.net/bug.php?id=42862 External Source MISC http://bugs.php.net/bug.php?id=42862
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2009/May/msg00002.html External Source APPLE APPLE-SA-2009-05-12
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-12/msg00002.html External Source SUSE SUSE-SR:2008:027
http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=124654546101607&w=2 External Source HP HPSBUX02431
http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=125631037611762&w=2 External Source HP SSRT090192
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200811-05.xml External Source GENTOO GLSA-200811-05
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3549 External Source CONFIRM http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3549
http://wiki.rpath.com/Advisories:rPSA-2009-0035 External Source CONFIRM http://wiki.rpath.com/Advisories:rPSA-2009-0035
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:126 External Source MANDRIVA MDVSA-2008:126
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:127 External Source MANDRIVA MDVSA-2008:127
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:128 External Source MANDRIVA MDVSA-2008:128
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/06/19/6 External Source MLIST [oss-security] 20080619 CVE request: php 5.2.6 ext/imap buffer overflows
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/06/24/2 External Source MLIST [oss-security] 20080624 Re: CVE request: php 5.2.6 ext/imap buffer overflows
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/501376/100/0/threaded 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
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/29829 Patch External Source BID 29829
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-628-1 External Source UBUNTU USN-628-1
http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/techalerts/TA09-133A.html US Government Resource External Source CERT TA09-133A
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/1297 Patch; Vendor Advisory External Source VUPEN ADV-2009-1297
https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=221969 External Source CONFIRM https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=221969
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/43357 External Source XF php-phpimap-dos(43357)
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2009-May/msg01451.html External Source FEDORA FEDORA-2009-3768
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2009-May/msg01465.html External Source FEDORA FEDORA-2009-3848

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