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CVE-2008-5514 Detail

Description

Off-by-one error in the rfc822_output_char function in the RFC822BUFFER routines in the University of Washington (UW) c-client library, as used by the UW IMAP toolkit before imap-2007e and other applications, allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via an e-mail message that triggers a buffer overflow.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  12/23/2008

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-5514
Original release date:
12/23/2008
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 - Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity:
Medium
Authentication:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (01/12/2009)

Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the versions of imap as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 and 3, and the versions of libc-client as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://securitytracker.com/id?1021485 External Source SECTRACK 1021485
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2009:146 External Source MANDRIVA MDVSA-2009:146
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/32958 External Source BID 32958
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/3490 External Source VUPEN ADV-2008-3490
http://www.washington.edu/imap/documentation/RELNOTES.html External Source CONFIRM http://www.washington.edu/imap/documentation/RELNOTES.html
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=477227 External Source CONFIRM https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=477227
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/47526 External Source XF uwimapd-rfc822outputchar-dos(47526)
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2009-January/msg00846.html External Source FEDORA FEDORA-2009-0371

Technical Details

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Vulnerable software and versions Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1
OR
cpe:2.3:a:university_of_washington:imap:2000:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:university_of_washington:imap:2000a:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:university_of_washington:imap:2000b:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:university_of_washington:imap:2000c:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:university_of_washington:imap:2001:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:university_of_washington:imap:2001a:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:university_of_washington:imap:2002:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:university_of_washington:imap:2002a:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:university_of_washington:imap:2002b:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:university_of_washington:imap:2002c:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:university_of_washington:imap:2002d:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:university_of_washington:imap:2002e:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:university_of_washington:imap:2002f:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:university_of_washington:imap:2004:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:university_of_washington:imap:2004a:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:university_of_washington:imap:2004b:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:university_of_washington:imap:2004c:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:university_of_washington:imap:2004d:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:university_of_washington:imap:2004e:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:university_of_washington:imap:2004f:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:university_of_washington:imap:2004g:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:university_of_washington:imap:2006:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:university_of_washington:imap:2006a:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:university_of_washington:imap:2006b:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:university_of_washington:imap:2006c:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:university_of_washington:imap:2006d:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:university_of_washington:imap:2006e:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:university_of_washington:imap:2006f:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:university_of_washington:imap:2006g:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:university_of_washington:imap:2006h:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:university_of_washington:imap:2006i:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:university_of_washington:imap:2006j:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:university_of_washington:imap:2006k:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:university_of_washington:imap:2007:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:university_of_washington:imap:2007a:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:university_of_washington:imap:2007b:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:university_of_washington:imap:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*    versions up to (including) 2007d

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