CVE-2008-3889

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Description

Postfix 2.4 before 2.4.9, 2.5 before 2.5.5, and 2.6 before 2.6-20080902, when used with the Linux 2.6 kernel, leaks epoll file descriptors during execution of "non-Postfix" commands, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (application slowdown or exit) via a crafted command, as demonstrated by a command in a .forward file.

References

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-09/msg00004.html

http://secunia.com/advisories/31716

http://secunia.com/advisories/31800

http://secunia.com/advisories/31982

http://secunia.com/advisories/31986

http://secunia.com/advisories/32231

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200809-09.xml

http://securityreason.com/securityalert/4239

http://securitytracker.com/id?1020800

http://wiki.rpath.com/wiki/Advisories:rPSA-2008-0311

http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:190

http://www.postfix.org/announcements/20080902.html

http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/495894/100/0/threaded

http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/496420/100/0/threaded

http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/498037/100/0/threaded

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/30977

http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-642-1

http://www.wekk.net/research/CVE-2008-3889/

https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/44865

https://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/6472

https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-October/msg00271.html

https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-October/msg00287.html

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2008-09-12

Updated: 2018-10-11

Type: CWE-20

Risk Information

CVSS v2

Base Score: 2.1

Vector: AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Impact Score: 2.9

Exploitability Score: 3.9

Severity: LOW

Tenable Plugins

View all (8 total)

IDNameProductFamilySeverity
40112openSUSE Security Update : postfix (postfix-194)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
low
36904Ubuntu 7.10 / 8.04 LTS : postfix vulnerability (USN-642-1)NessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
low
36736Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : postfix (MDVSA-2008:190)NessusMandriva Local Security Checks
low
34377Fedora 8 : postfix-2.5.5-1.fc8 (2008-8595)NessusFedora Local Security Checks
medium
34376Fedora 9 : postfix-2.5.5-1.fc9 (2008-8593)NessusFedora Local Security Checks
medium
34347Postfix epoll File Descriptor Leak Local DoSNessusSMTP problems
low
34248GLSA-200809-09 : Postfix: Denial of ServiceNessusGentoo Local Security Checks
low
34240openSUSE 10 Security Update : postfix (postfix-5603)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
low