CVE-2009-1490 Detail

Current Description

Heap-based buffer overflow in Sendmail before 8.13.2 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (daemon crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via a long X- header, as demonstrated by an X-Testing header.


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Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement fromRed Hat (05/07/2009)

Based on our analysis this issue does not have a security consequence and does not lead to a buffer overflow or denial of service. For more details of our technical evaluation see https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=499252#c18

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Hyperlink Resource
http://www.nmrc.org/~thegnome/blog/apr09/
http://www.sendmail.org/releases/8.13.2 Patch  Vendor Advisory 
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/50355

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-119 Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2009-1490
NVD Published Date:
05/05/2009
NVD Last Modified:
08/16/2017
Source:
MITRE