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CVE-2009-1490 Detail

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.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  05/05/2009

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2009-1490
Original release date:
05/05/2009
Last revised:
08/16/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
5.0 MEDIUM
Vector:
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
2.9
Exploitability Subscore:
10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable
Access Complexity:
Low
Authentication:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red 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 Type Source Name
http://www.nmrc.org/~thegnome/blog/apr09/ External Source MISC http://www.nmrc.org/~thegnome/blog/apr09/
http://www.sendmail.org/releases/8.13.2 Patch; Vendor Advisory External Source CONFIRM http://www.sendmail.org/releases/8.13.2
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/50355 External Source XF sendmail-xheader-bo(50355)

Technical Details

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Vulnerable software and versions Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1
OR
cpe:2.3:a:sendmail:sendmail:2.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:sendmail:sendmail:2.6:*:nt:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:sendmail:sendmail:2.6.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:sendmail:sendmail:2.6.1:*:nt:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:sendmail:sendmail:2.6.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:sendmail:sendmail:3.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:sendmail:sendmail:3.0:*:nt:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:sendmail:sendmail:3.0.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:sendmail:sendmail:3.0.1:*:nt:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:sendmail:sendmail:3.0.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:sendmail:sendmail:3.0.2:*:nt:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:sendmail:sendmail:3.0.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:sendmail:sendmail:4.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:sendmail:sendmail:4.55:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:sendmail:sendmail:5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:sendmail:sendmail:5.59:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:sendmail:sendmail:5.61:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:sendmail:sendmail:5.65:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:sendmail:sendmail:8.6.7:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:sendmail:sendmail:8.7.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:sendmail:sendmail:8.7.7:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:sendmail:sendmail:8.7.8:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:sendmail:sendmail:8.7.9:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:sendmail:sendmail:8.7.10:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:sendmail:sendmail:8.8.8:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:sendmail:sendmail:8.9.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:sendmail:sendmail:8.9.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:sendmail:sendmail:8.9.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:sendmail:sendmail:8.9.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:sendmail:sendmail:8.10:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:sendmail:sendmail:8.10.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:sendmail:sendmail:8.10.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:sendmail:sendmail:8.10.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:sendmail:sendmail:8.11.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:sendmail:sendmail:8.11.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:sendmail:sendmail:8.11.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:sendmail:sendmail:8.11.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:sendmail:sendmail:8.11.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:sendmail:sendmail:8.11.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:sendmail:sendmail:8.11.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:sendmail:sendmail:8.11.7:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:sendmail:sendmail:8.12:beta10:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:sendmail:sendmail:8.12:beta12:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:sendmail:sendmail:8.12:beta16:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:sendmail:sendmail:8.12:beta5:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:sendmail:sendmail:8.12:beta7:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:sendmail:sendmail:8.12.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:sendmail:sendmail:8.12.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:sendmail:sendmail:8.12.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:sendmail:sendmail:8.12.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:sendmail:sendmail:8.12.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:sendmail:sendmail:8.12.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:sendmail:sendmail:8.12.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:sendmail:sendmail:8.12.7:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:sendmail:sendmail:8.12.8:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:sendmail:sendmail:8.12.9:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:sendmail:sendmail:8.12.10:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:sendmail:sendmail:8.12.11:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:sendmail:sendmail:8.13.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:sendmail:sendmail:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*    versions up to (including) 8.13.1.2

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