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CVE-2008-3889 Detail

Description

Postfix 2.4 before 2.4.9, 2.5 before 2.5.5, and 2.6 before 2.6-20080902, when used with the Linux 2.6 kernel, leaks epoll file descriptors during execution of "non-Postfix" commands, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (application slowdown or exit) via a crafted command, as demonstrated by a command in a .forward file.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  09/12/2008

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-3889
Original release date:
09/12/2008
Last revised:
09/28/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
2.1 LOW
Vector:
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
2.9
Exploitability Subscore:
3.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Locally exploitable
Access Complexity:
Low
Authentication:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (01/01/1900)

Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the versions Postfix as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, or 5.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-09/msg00004.html External Source SUSE SUSE-SR:2008:018
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200809-09.xml External Source GENTOO GLSA-200809-09
http://securityreason.com/securityalert/4239 External Source SREASON 4239
http://securitytracker.com/id?1020800 External Source SECTRACK 1020800
http://wiki.rpath.com/wiki/Advisories:rPSA-2008-0311 External Source CONFIRM http://wiki.rpath.com/wiki/Advisories:rPSA-2008-0311
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:190 External Source MANDRIVA MDVSA-2008:190
http://www.postfix.org/announcements/20080902.html Patch External Source CONFIRM http://www.postfix.org/announcements/20080902.html
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/495894/100/0/threaded External Source BUGTRAQ 20080902 Postfix Linux-only local denial of service
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/496420/100/0/threaded External Source BUGTRAQ 20080916 [Suspected Spam][CVE-2008-4042] Postfix Linux-only local denial of service - PoC
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/498037/100/0/threaded External Source BUGTRAQ 20081104 rPSA-2008-0311-1 postfix
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/30977 External Source BID 30977
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-642-1 External Source UBUNTU USN-642-1
http://www.wekk.net/research/CVE-2008-3889/ External Source MISC http://www.wekk.net/research/CVE-2008-3889/
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/44865 External Source XF postfix-filedescriptor-dos(44865)
https://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/6472 External Source EXPLOIT-DB 6472
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-October/msg00271.html External Source FEDORA FEDORA-2008-8595
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-October/msg00287.html External Source FEDORA FEDORA-2008-8593

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