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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-3962

The from_format function in ssmtp.c in ssmtp 2.61 and 2.62, in certain configurations, uses uninitialized memory for the From: field of an e-mail message, which might allow remote attackers to obtain sensitive information (memory contents) in opportunistic circumstances by reading a message.
Publish Date : 2008-09-10 Last Update Date : 2017-08-07
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact None (There is no impact to the integrity of the system)
Availability Impact None (There is no impact to the availability of the system.)
Access Complexity High (Specialized access conditions exist. It is hard to exploit and several special conditions must be satisfied to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Obtain Information
CWE ID 200

- Products Affected By CVE-2008-3962

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Ssmtp Ssmtp 2.61 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Ssmtp Ssmtp 2.62 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Ssmtp Ssmtp 2

- References For CVE-2008-3962
XF ssmtp-fromformat-information-disclosure(45038) CONFIRM
BID 31094 sSMTP 'from_format()' Uninitialized Memory Information Disclosure Vulnerability Release Date:2008-09-10
VUPEN ADV-2008-2597
MLIST [oss-security] 20080911 Re: ssmtp =2.62 unitialized memory disclosure
MLIST [oss-security] 20080909 ssmtp =2.62 unitialized memory disclosure
MLIST [oss-security] 20080909 Re: ssmtp =2.62 unitialized memory disclosure

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-3962

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