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CVE-2009-4565 Detail

Description

sendmail before 8.14.4 does not properly handle a '\0' character in a Common Name (CN) field of an X.509 certificate, which (1) allows man-in-the-middle attackers to spoof arbitrary SSL-based SMTP servers via a crafted server certificate issued by a legitimate Certification Authority, and (2) allows remote attackers to bypass intended access restrictions via a crafted client certificate issued by a legitimate Certification Authority, a related issue to CVE-2009-2408.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  01/04/2010

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2009-4565
Original release date:
01/04/2010
Last revised:
09/18/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
7.5 HIGH
Vector:
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
6.4
Exploitability Subscore:
10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable
Access Complexity:
Low
Authentication:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Provides unauthorized access, Allows partial confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (01/21/2010)

Red Hat is aware of this issue and is tracking it via the following bug: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=CVE-2009-4565 The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having low security impact, a future update may address this flaw.

References to Advisories, Solutions, and Tools

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2010-03/msg00004.html External Source SUSE SUSE-SR:2010:006
http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=126953289726317&w=2 External Source HP HPSBUX02508
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201206-30.xml External Source GENTOO GLSA-201206-30
http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-77-1021797.1-1 External Source SUNALERT 1021797
http://www.debian.org/security/2010/dsa-1985 External Source DEBIAN DSA-1985
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2011-0262.html External Source REDHAT RHSA-2011:0262
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/37543 External Source BID 37543
http://www.sendmail.org/releases/8.14.4 Patch External Source CONFIRM http://www.sendmail.org/releases/8.14.4
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/3661 Patch; Vendor Advisory External Source VUPEN ADV-2009-3661
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2010/0719 External Source VUPEN ADV-2010-0719
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2010/1386 External Source VUPEN ADV-2010-1386
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2011/0415 External Source VUPEN ADV-2011-0415
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A10255 External Source OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10255
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A11822 External Source OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11822

References to Check Content

Identifier:
oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10255
Check System:
http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Hyperlink:
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/DownloadDefinition?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10255
Identifier:
oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11822
Check System:
http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Hyperlink:
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/DownloadDefinition?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11822

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

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:2.6.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:sendmail:sendmail:3.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:sendmail:sendmail:3.0.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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:8.13.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:sendmail:sendmail:8.13.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:sendmail:sendmail:8.13.1.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:sendmail:sendmail:8.13.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:sendmail:sendmail:8.13.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:sendmail:sendmail:8.13.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:sendmail:sendmail:8.13.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:sendmail:sendmail:8.13.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:sendmail:sendmail:8.13.7:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:sendmail:sendmail:8.13.8:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:sendmail:sendmail:8.14.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:sendmail:sendmail:8.14.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:sendmail:sendmail:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*    versions up to (including) 8.14.3

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