CVE-2008-4907

NameCVE-2008-4907
DescriptionThe message parsing feature in Dovecot 1.1.4 and 1.1.5, when using the FETCH ENVELOPE command in the IMAP client, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (persistent crash) via an email with a malformed From address, which triggers an assertion error, aka "invalid message address parsing bug."
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
dovecot (PTS)jessie (security), jessie1:2.2.13-12~deb8u4fixed
stretch (security), stretch1:2.2.27-3+deb9u2fixed
buster, sid1:2.3.2.1-1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
dovecotsource(unstable)1:1.1.7-1low
dovecotsourceetch(not affected)
dovecotsourcelenny(not affected)

Notes

[etch] - dovecot <not-affected> (Vulnerable code not present prior to 1.1.4)
[lenny] - dovecot <not-affected> (Vulnerable code not present prior to 1.1.4)

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