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Category:   Application (E-mail Server)  >   Metamail Vendors:   Borenstein, Nathaniel S. et al
Metamail Buffer Overflow Lets Remote Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1015654
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1015654
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-0709   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Feb 21 2006
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): 2.7
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Metamail. A remote user can cause denial of service conditions.

A remote user can send a specially crafted, long e-mail message to trigger a buffer overflow and cause Metamail to crash.

The flaw resides in 'src/metamail/metamail.c'.

Ulf Harnhammar discovered this vulnerability.

The original report is available at:

http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=352482

Impact:   A remote user can cause the process to crash.
Solution:   No solution was available at the time of this entry.
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Feb 21 2006 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Metamail Buffer Overflow Lets Remote Users Deny Service
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1



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