CVE-2020-16117 Detail

Current Description

In GNOME evolution-data-server before 3.35.91, a malicious server can crash the mail client with a NULL pointer dereference by sending an invalid (e.g., minimal) CAPABILITY line on a connection attempt. This is related to imapx_free_capability and imapx_connect_to_server.


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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score:  5.9 MEDIUM
Vector:  CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H


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Hyperlink Resource
https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/evolution-data-server/-/commit/2cc39592b532cf0dc994fd3694b8e6bf924c9ab5 Patch  Vendor Advisory 
https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/evolution-data-server/-/commit/627c3cdbfd077e59aa288c85ff8272950577f1d7 Release Notes  Vendor Advisory 
https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/evolution-data-server/-/issues/189 Exploit  Vendor Advisory 
https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2020/08/msg00005.html Third Party Advisory 

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-476 NULL Pointer Dereference cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2020-16117
NVD Published Date:
07/29/2020
NVD Last Modified:
08/11/2020
Source:
MITRE