Vulnerability CVE-2008-3889


Published: 2008-09-12   Modified: 2012-02-13

Description:
Postfix 2.4 before 2.4.9, 2.5 before 2.5.5, and 2.6 before 2.6-20080902, when used with the Linux 2.6 kernel, leaks epoll file descriptors during execution of "non-Postfix" commands, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (application slowdown or exit) via a crafted command, as demonstrated by a command in a .forward file.

See advisories in our WLB2 database:
Topic
Author
Date
Low
Postfix Linux-only local denial of service
Wietse Venema
03.09.2008

Type:

CWE-20

(Improper Input Validation)

CVSS2 => (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

CVSS Base Score
Impact Subscore
Exploitability Subscore
2.1/10
2.9/10
3.9/10
Exploit range
Attack complexity
Authentication
Local
Low
No required
Confidentiality impact
Integrity impact
Availability impact
None
None
Partial
Affected software
Postfix -> Postfix 

 References:
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-09/msg00004.html
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200809-09.xml
http://securityreason.com/securityalert/4239
http://securitytracker.com/id?1020800
http://wiki.rpath.com/wiki/Advisories:rPSA-2008-0311
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:190
http://www.postfix.org/announcements/20080902.html
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/495894/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/496420/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/498037/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/30977
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-642-1
http://www.wekk.net/research/CVE-2008-3889/
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/44865
https://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/6472
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-October/msg00271.html
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-October/msg00287.html

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