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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
Description Last Modified:  11/03/2008

Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 4.3 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Medium
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 (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
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200812-16.xml
http://www.dovecot.org/list/dovecot-news/2008-October/000089.html
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/31997 Patch
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-666-1
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/46227

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-4907
NVD Published Date:
11/03/2008
NVD Last Modified:
08/07/2017