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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-6984

Plesk 8.6.0, when short mail login names (SHORTNAMES) are enabled, allows remote attackers to bypass authentication and send spam e-mail via a message with (1) a base64-encoded username that begins with a valid shortname, or (2) a username that matches a valid password, as demonstrated using (a) SMTP and qmail, and (b) Courier IMAP and POP3.
Publish Date : 2009-08-19 Last Update Date : 2017-08-16
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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 None (There is no impact to the availability of the system.)
Access Complexity Medium (The access conditions are somewhat specialized. Some preconditions must be satistified to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Bypass a restriction or similar
CWE ID 287

- Products Affected By CVE-2008-6984

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Parallels Plesk 8.6.0 - Linux/unix Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Parallels Plesk 8.6.0 - Windows Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Parallels Plesk 2

- References For CVE-2008-6984
XF plesk-shortnames-security-bypass(44856)
BUGTRAQ 20080831 Plesk 8.6.0 authentication flaw allows to gain virtual user priviledges
BID 30956 Parallels Plesk Shortnames Open Email Relay Vulnerability Release Date:2008-09-09
SECTRACK 1020801

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-6984

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