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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2004-2771

The expand function in fio.c in Heirloom mailx 12.5 and earlier and BSD mailx 8.1.2 and earlier allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary commands via shell metacharacters in an email address.
Publish Date : 2014-12-24 Last Update Date : 2014-12-29
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Execute Code

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
DSA-3105-1 -- heirloom-mailx security update oval:org.mitre.oval:def:28456 unix
ELSA-2014-1999 -- mailx security update (moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:28324 unix
RHSA-2014:1999 -- mailx security update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:28385 unix
RHSA-2014:1999: mailx security update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20141999 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2004-2771

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Bsd Mailx Project Bsd Mailx 8.1.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Heirloom Mailx 12.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 OS Oracle Linux 6.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 OS Oracle Linux 7.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux 6.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux 7.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Bsd Mailx Project Bsd Mailx 1
Heirloom Mailx 1
Oracle Linux 2
Redhat Enterprise Linux 2

- References For CVE-2004-2771
MLIST [oss-security] 20141216 mailx issues (CVE-2004-2771, CVE-2014-7844)
REDHAT RHSA-2014:1999

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2004-2771

There are not any metasploit modules related to this CVE entry (Please visit for more information)

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