CVE-2008-2711

NameCVE-2008-2711
Descriptionfetchmail 6.3.8 and earlier, when running in -v -v (aka verbose) mode, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash and persistent mail failure) via a malformed mail message with long headers, which triggers an erroneous dereference when using vsnprintf to format log messages.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
NVD severitymedium (attack range: remote)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
fetchmail (PTS)jessie6.3.26-1fixed
sid, stretch6.3.26-3fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
fetchmailsource(unstable)6.3.9~rc2-1unimportant
fetchmailsourceetch6.3.6-1etch3medium

Notes

http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/06/13/1
-vv is only used for debugging purposes so this does not
prevent a victim from getting mails. -vv is not used in non-interactive
use.

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