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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2005-4348

fetchmail before 6.3.1 and before, when configured for multidrop mode, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) by sending messages without headers from upstream mail servers.
Publish Date : 2005-12-21 Last Update Date : 2018-10-19
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact None (There is no impact to the confidentiality of the system.)
Integrity Impact None (There is no impact to the integrity of the system)
Availability Impact Complete (There is a total shutdown of the affected resource. The attacker can render the resource completely unavailable.)
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) Denial Of Service
CWE ID 399

- Vendor Statements

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having low security impact. An update is available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 to correct this issue: This issue did not affect Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 and 3.
Source: Redhat

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat low 2005-12-20 2005-12-19
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2005-4348 unix
fetchmail before 6.3.1 and before, when configured for multidrop mode, allows remote attackers to cause a denial... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9659 unix
RHSA-2007:0018: fetchmail security update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20070018 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-2005-4348

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Fetchmail Fetchmail * * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Fetchmail Fetchmail 1

- References For CVE-2005-4348
SUSE SUSE-SR:2007:004
REDHAT RHSA-2007:0018
BID 19289 Apple Mac OS X Multiple Security Vulnerabilities Release Date:2007-11-15
BID 15987 Fetchmail Missing Email Header Remote Denial of Service Vulnerability Release Date:2007-03-22
SECTRACK 1015383
SLACKWARE SSA:2006-045-01
TRUSTIX 2006-0002
SGI 20070201-01-P
VUPEN ADV-2006-3101
VUPEN ADV-2005-2996
XF fetchmail-null-pointer-dos(23713)
OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9659
BUGTRAQ 20060526 rPSA-2006-0084-1 fetchmail
BUGTRAQ 20051221 fetchmail security announcement fetchmail-SA-2005-03 (CVE-2005-4348)

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2005-4348

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