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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2009-3235

Multiple stack-based buffer overflows in the Sieve plugin in Dovecot 1.0 before 1.0.4 and 1.1 before 1.1.7, as derived from Cyrus libsieve, allow context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted SIEVE script, as demonstrated by forwarding an e-mail message to a large number of recipients, a different vulnerability than CVE-2009-2632.
Publish Date : 2009-09-17 Last Update Date : 2017-09-19
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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) Denial Of ServiceExecute CodeOverflow
CWE ID 119

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat important
AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P 2009-09-14 2009-09-14
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2009-3235 unix
DSA-1892 dovecot -- buffer overflow oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8390 unix
DSA-1892-1 dovecot - arbitrary code execution oval:org.mitre.oval:def:18608 unix
DSA-1893 cyrus-imapd-2.2 kolab-cyrus-imapd -- buffer overflow oval:org.mitre.oval:def:7879 unix
DSA-1893-1 cyrus-imapd-2.2 kolab-cyrus-imapd - arbitrary code execution oval:org.mitre.oval:def:20174 unix
ELSA-2009:1459: cyrus-imapd security update (Important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:22982 unix
Multiple stack-based buffer overflows in the Sieve plugin in Dovecot 1.0 before 1.0.4 and 1.1 before 1.1.7, as derived f... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10515 unix
RHSA-2009:1459 -- cyrus-imapd security update (Important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:28758 unix
RHSA-2009:1459: cyrus-imapd security update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20091459 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-2009-3235

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.2 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.0.3 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.1.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.1.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.1.2 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.1.3 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.1.4 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.1.5 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application Dovecot Dovecot 1.1.6 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Dovecot Dovecot 12

- References For CVE-2009-3235
VUPEN ADV-2009-3184
SUSE SUSE-SR:2009:016
OSVDB 58103
VUPEN ADV-2009-2641
MLIST [oss-security] 20090914 Re: CVE for recent cyrus-imap issue
MLIST [Dovecot-news] 20090914 Security holes in CMU Sieve plugin
BID 36377 Dovecot Sieve Plugin Multiple Unspecified Buffer Overflow Vulnerabilities Release Date:2010-10-04
SUSE SUSE-SR:2009:018
XF cmu-sieve-dovecot-unspecified-bo(53248)
OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10515

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2009-3235

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