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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2012-5468

Heap-based buffer overflow in iconvert.c in the bogolexer component in Bogofilter before 1.2.3 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via an email containing a base64 string that is decoded to incomplete multibyte characters.
Publish Date : 2012-12-17 Last Update Date : 2017-08-28
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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

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
DSA-2585-1 bogofilter - heap-based buffer overflow oval:org.mitre.oval:def:18437 unix
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- Products Affected By CVE-2012-5468

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Bogofilter Project Bogofilter 1.0.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Bogofilter Project Bogofilter 1.0.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Bogofilter Project Bogofilter 1.0.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Bogofilter Project Bogofilter 1.0.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Bogofilter Project Bogofilter 1.1.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Bogofilter Project Bogofilter 1.1.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application Bogofilter Project Bogofilter 1.1.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application Bogofilter Project Bogofilter 1.1.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application Bogofilter Project Bogofilter 1.1.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application Bogofilter Project Bogofilter 1.1.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application Bogofilter Project Bogofilter 1.1.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application Bogofilter Project Bogofilter 1.1.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application Bogofilter Project Bogofilter 1.2.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 Application Bogofilter Project Bogofilter 1.2.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 Application Bogofilter Project Bogofilter 1.2.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Bogofilter Project Bogofilter 15

- References For CVE-2012-5468 CONFIRM
BID 56804 bogofilter CVE-2012-5468 Heap Memory Corruption Vulnerability Release Date:2013-04-09
XF bogofilter-bogolexer-base64-dos(80524) CONFIRM
MLIST [oss-security] 20121204 CVE-2012-5468: bogofilter-SA-2012-01 CONFIRM

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2012-5468

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