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CVE-2012-2124 Detail

Current Description

functions/imap_general.php in SquirrelMail, as used in Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 4 and 5, does not properly handle 8-bit characters in passwords, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (disk consumption) by making many IMAP login attempts with different usernames, leading to the creation of many preference files. NOTE: this issue exists because of an incorrect fix for CVE-2010-2813.

Source:  MITRE
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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): Low
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): None
Integrity (I): None
Availability (A): Partial
Additional Information:
Allows disruption of service

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Hyperlink Resource
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013-0126.html Vendor Advisory
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2012/04/20/22
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=814671

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Resource Management Errors (CWE-399)

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:squirrelmail:squirrelmail:-:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2012-2124
NVD Published Date:
01/18/2013
NVD Last Modified:
01/18/2013