CVE-2003-0540

Current Description

The address parser code in Postfix 1.1.12 and earlier allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (lock) via (1) a malformed envelope address to a local host that would generate a bounce and contains the ".!" string in the MAIL FROM or Errors-To headers, which causes nqmgr to lock up, or (2) via a valid MAIL FROM with a RCPT TO containing a ".!" string, which causes an instance of the SMTP listener to lock up.

Basic Data

PublishedAugust 27, 2003
Last ModifiedOctober 11, 2017
Assignercve@mitre.org
Data TypeCVE
Data FormatMITRE
Data Version4.0
Problem TypeNVD-CWE-Other
CVE Data Version4.0

Base Metric V2

CVSS 2 - Version2.0
CVSS 2 - Vector StringAV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
CVSS 2 - Access VectorNETWORK
CVSS 2 - Access ComplexityLOW
CVSS 2 - AuthenticationNONE
CVSS 2 - Confidentiality ImpactNONE
CVSS 2 - Availability ImpactPARTIAL
CVSS 2 - Base Score5.0
SeverityMEDIUM
Exploitability Score10.0
Impact Score2.9
Obtain All Privilegefalse
Obtain User Privilegefalse
Obtain Other Privilegefalse

Base Metric V3

No data provided.

Configurations

  • OR - Configuration 1
    Cpe VersionPartVendorProductVersionUpdateEditionLanguageSW EditionTarget SWTarget HWOtherVersion Start IncludingVersion End IncludingVersion Start ExcludingVersion End Excluding
    2.3ApplicationWietse VenemaPostfix1.0.21*******
    2.3ApplicationWietse VenemaPostfix1.1.11*******
    2.3ApplicationWietse VenemaPostfix1.1.12*******
    2.3ApplicationWietse VenemaPostfix1999-09-06*******
    2.3ApplicationWietse VenemaPostfix1999-12-31*******
    2.3ApplicationWietse VenemaPostfix2000-02-28*******
    2.3ApplicationWietse VenemaPostfix2001-11-15*******
    2.3OSConectivaLinux7.0*******
    2.3OSConectivaLinux8.0*******

Vulnerable Software List

VendorProductVersions
Conectiva Linux 7.0, 8.0
Wietse Venema Postfix 1.0.21, 1.1.11, 1.1.12, 1999-09-06, 1999-12-31, 2000-02-28, 2001-11-15

References

NameSourceURLTags
CLA-2003:717http://distro.conectiva.com.br/atualizacoes/?id=a&anuncio=000717CONECTIVA
20030804 Postfix 1.1.12 remote DoS / Postfix 1.1.11 bounce scanninghttp://lists.grok.org.uk/pipermail/full-disclosure/2003-August/007693.htmlFULLDISC
20030804 Postfix 1.1.12 remote DoS / Postfix 1.1.11 bounce scanninghttp://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=106001525130257&w=2BUGTRAQ
2003-0029http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=106029188614704&w=2TRUSTIX
9433http://secunia.com/advisories/9433SECUNIA
DSA-363http://www.debian.org/security/2003/dsa-363DEBIANPATCH Vendor Advisory
VU#895508http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/895508CERT-VNUS Government Resource
ESA-20030804-019http://www.linuxsecurity.com/advisories/engarde_advisory-3517.htmlENGARDE
MDKSA-2003:081http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2003:081MANDRAKE
SuSE-SA:2003:033http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2003_033_postfix.htmlSUSE
RHSA-2003:251http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2003-251.htmlREDHATPATCH Vendor Advisory
8333http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/8333BID
oval:org.mitre.oval:def:544https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A544OVAL