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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2006-1173

Original release date: 06/07/2006
Last revised: 05/13/2011


Sendmail before 8.13.7 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service via deeply nested, malformed multipart MIME messages that exhaust the stack during the recursive mime8to7 function for performing 8-bit to 7-bit conversion, which prevents Sendmail from delivering queued messages and might lead to disk consumption by core dump files.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 5.0 MEDIUM
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

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External Source: AIXAPAR
Name: IY85415
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1016295
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20060620 Sendmail MIME DoS vulnerability
External Source: AIXAPAR
Name: IY85930
External Source: FREEBSD
Name: FreeBSD-SA-06:17.sendmail
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2006-2189
External Source: SGI
Name: 20060602-01-U
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2006-2390
External Source: HP
Name: HPSBTU02116
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2006-2388
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1155
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2006-2351
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.sendmail.com/security/advisories/SA-200605-01.txt.asc
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.fortinet.com/FortiGuardCenter/advisory/FG-2006-18.html
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11253
External Source: SLACKWARE
Name: SSA:2006-166-01
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2006-3135
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20060721 rPSA-2006-0134-1 sendmail sendmail-cf
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-526
External Source: OPENBSD
Name: [3.8] 008: SECURITY FIX: June 15, 2006
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20060624 Re: Sendmail MIME DoS vulnerability
External Source: XF
Name: sendmail-multipart-mime-dos(27128)
External Source: BID
Name: 18433
Type: Patch Information
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2006-2389
Type: Advisory
External Source: SGI
Name: 20060601-01-P
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDKSA-2006:104
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200606-19
External Source: HP
Name: HPSBUX02124
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2006:0515
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2006-148.htm
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2006-2798
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.f-secure.com/security/fsc-2006-5.shtml
External Source: SUNALERT
Name: 102460
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT-VN
Name: VU#146718
Type: Advisory
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SA:2006:032
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20060621 Re: Sendmail MIME DoS vulnerability

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11253
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

Technical Details

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  • Resource Management Errors (CWE-399)