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CVE-2008-5006 Detail

Description

smtp.c in the c-client library in University of Washington IMAP Toolkit 2007b allows remote SMTP servers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and application crash) by responding to the QUIT command with a close of the TCP connection instead of the expected 221 response code.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  11/10/2008

Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 5.0 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Insufficient_Info
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 (01/30/2009)

The affected code is not used by any application shipped in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, 4, and 5. The impact of this flaw is limited to a crash of the applications connecting to a misbehaving SMTP server. Due to those reasons, theres currently no plan to include the fix in the imap packages as shipped in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 and 3, and the libc-client packages as shipped in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.

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Hyperlink Resource
http://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1685
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2009:146
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/11/03/5
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/32280
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/46604

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-5006
NVD Published Date:
11/10/2008
NVD Last Modified:
08/07/2017