ID CVE-2003-0540
Summary 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.
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • cpe:2.3:a:wietse_venema:postfix:1.0.21:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:wietse_venema:postfix:1.0.21:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:wietse_venema:postfix:1.1.11:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:wietse_venema:postfix:1.1.11:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:wietse_venema:postfix:1.1.12:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:wietse_venema:postfix:1.1.12:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:wietse_venema:postfix:1999-09-06:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:wietse_venema:postfix:1999-09-06:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:wietse_venema:postfix:1999-12-31:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:wietse_venema:postfix:1999-12-31:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:wietse_venema:postfix:2000-02-28:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:wietse_venema:postfix:2000-02-28:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:wietse_venema:postfix:2001-11-15:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:wietse_venema:postfix:2001-11-15:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:o:conectiva:linux:7.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:o:conectiva:linux:7.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:o:conectiva:linux:8.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:o:conectiva:linux:8.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
CVSS
Base: 5.0 (as of 11-10-2017 - 01:29)
Impact:
Exploitability:
CWE NVD-CWE-Other
CAPEC
Access
VectorComplexityAuthentication
NETWORK LOW NONE
Impact
ConfidentialityIntegrityAvailability
NONE NONE PARTIAL
cvss-vector via4 AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
oval via4
accepted 2010-09-20T04:00:28.470-04:00
class vulnerability
contributors
  • name Jay Beale
    organization Bastille Linux
  • name Thomas R. Jones
    organization Maitreya Security
  • name Jonathan Baker
    organization The MITRE Corporation
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.
family unix
id oval:org.mitre.oval:def:544
status accepted
submitted 2003-09-02T12:00:00.000-04:00
title Denial of Service Vulnerability in Postfix Parser Code
version 36
redhat via4
advisories
rhsa
id RHSA-2003:251
refmap via4
bid 8333
bugtraq 20030804 Postfix 1.1.12 remote DoS / Postfix 1.1.11 bounce scanning
cert-vn VU#895508
conectiva CLA-2003:717
debian DSA-363
engarde ESA-20030804-019
fulldisc 20030804 Postfix 1.1.12 remote DoS / Postfix 1.1.11 bounce scanning
mandrake MDKSA-2003:081
secunia 9433
suse SuSE-SA:2003:033
trustix 2003-0029
Last major update 11-10-2017 - 01:29
Published 27-08-2003 - 04:00
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