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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2009-1490

Original release date: 05/05/2009
Last revised: 05/13/2009
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

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.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 5.0 (MEDIUM) (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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External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.sendmail.org/releases/8.13.2
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.nmrc.org/~thegnome/blog/apr09/
External Source: XF
Name: sendmail-xheader-bo(50355)

Vulnerable software and versions

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