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CVE-2008-4907 Detail

Description

The message parsing feature in Dovecot 1.1.4 and 1.1.5, when using the FETCH ENVELOPE command in the IMAP client, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (persistent crash) via an email with a malformed From address, which triggers an assertion error, aka "invalid message address parsing bug."

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  11/03/2008

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-4907
Original release date:
11/03/2008
Last revised:
08/07/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
4.3 MEDIUM
Vector:
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
2.9
Exploitability Subscore:
8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable
Access Complexity:
Medium
Authentication:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (11/21/2008)

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

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200812-16.xml External Source GENTOO GLSA-200812-16
http://www.dovecot.org/list/dovecot-news/2008-October/000089.html External Source MLIST [Dovecot-news] 20081030 v1.1.6 released
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/31997 Patch External Source BID 31997
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-666-1 External Source UBUNTU USN-666-1
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/46227 External Source XF dovecot-mail-header-dos(46227)

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