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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-5006

smtp.c in the c-client library in University of Washington IMAP Toolkit 2007b allows remote SMTP servers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and application crash) by responding to the QUIT command with a close of the TCP connection instead of the expected 221 response code.
Publish Date : 2008-11-10 Last Update Date : 2017-08-08
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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 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) Denial Of Service
CWE ID 399

- Vendor Statements

The affected code is not used by any application shipped in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, 4, and 5. The impact of this flaw is limited to a crash of the applications connecting to a misbehaving SMTP server. Due to those reasons, theres currently no plan to include the fix in the imap packages as shipped in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 and 3, and the libc-client packages as shipped in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.
Source: Redhat

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2008-5006 unix
DSA-1685 uw-imap -- buffer overflows, null pointer dereference oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8142 unix
DSA-1685-1 uw-imap - multiple vulnerabilities oval:org.mitre.oval:def:19876 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-2008-5006

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application University Of Washington Imap Toolkit 2007b * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
University Of Washington Imap Toolkit 1

- References For CVE-2008-5006
BID 32280 University of Washington IMAP 'smtp.c' Null Pointer Dereference Denial of Service Vulnerability Release Date:2009-12-29
XF imap-toolkit-smtp-dos(46604)
MLIST [oss-security] 20081103 Re: CVE request - uw-imap

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-5006

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

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