Vulnerability CVE-2008-5514


Published: 2008-12-23   Modified: 2012-02-13

Description:
Off-by-one error in the rfc822_output_char function in the RFC822BUFFER routines in the University of Washington (UW) c-client library, as used by the UW IMAP toolkit before imap-2007e and other applications, allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via an e-mail message that triggers a buffer overflow.

Type:

CWE-119

(Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer)

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

CVSS Base Score
Impact Subscore
Exploitability Subscore
4.3/10
2.9/10
8.6/10
Exploit range
Attack complexity
Authentication
Remote
Medium
No required
Confidentiality impact
Integrity impact
Availability impact
None
None
Partial
Affected software
University of washington -> IMAP 

 References:
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2009-January/msg00846.html
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=477227
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/47526
http://www.washington.edu/imap/documentation/RELNOTES.html
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/3490
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/32958
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2009:146
http://securitytracker.com/id?1021485
http://secunia.com/advisories/33638
http://secunia.com/advisories/33275

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