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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
Description Last Modified:  09/12/2008

Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 2.1 LOW
Vector: (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9


Access Vector (AV): Local
Access Complexity (AC): Low
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): None
Integrity (I): None
Availability (A): Partial
Additional Information:
Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (09/28/2017)

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
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-09/msg00004.html
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200809-09.xml
http://securityreason.com/securityalert/4239
http://securitytracker.com/id?1020800
http://wiki.rpath.com/wiki/Advisories:rPSA-2008-0311
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:190
http://www.postfix.org/announcements/20080902.html Patch
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/495894/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/496420/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/498037/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/30977
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-642-1
http://www.wekk.net/research/CVE-2008-3889/
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/44865
https://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/6472
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-October/msg00271.html
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-October/msg00287.html

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-3889
NVD Published Date:
09/12/2008
NVD Last Modified:
10/11/2018