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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2003-1557

Off-by-one buffer overflow in spamc of SpamAssassin 2.40 through 2.43, when using BSMTP mode ("-B"), allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via email containing headers with leading "." characters.
Publish Date : 2003-12-31 Last Update Date : 2018-10-19
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Complete (There is total information disclosure, resulting in all system files being revealed.)
Integrity Impact Complete (There is a total compromise of system integrity. There is a complete loss of system protection, resulting in the entire system being compromised.)
Availability Impact Complete (There is a total shutdown of the affected resource. The attacker can render the resource completely unavailable.)
Access Complexity High (Specialized access conditions exist. It is hard to exploit and several special conditions must be satisfied to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Execute CodeOverflow
CWE ID 119

- Vendor Statements

Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the versions of SpamAssassin as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, or 5.
Source: Redhat

- Products Affected By CVE-2003-1557

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Spamassassin Spamassassin 2.40 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Spamassassin Spamassassin 2.41 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Spamassassin Spamassassin 2.42 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Spamassassin Spamassassin 2.43 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Spamassassin Spamassassin 4

- References For CVE-2003-1557
XF spamassassin-spamc-offbyone-bo(11154)
BUGTRAQ 20030204 Re: GLSA: Mail-SpamAssasin
BUGTRAQ 20030123 SpamAssassin / spamc+BSMTP remote buffer overflow
BID 6679 SpamAssassin BSMTP Mode Buffer Overflow Vulnerability Release Date:2003-01-24
GENTOO GLSA-200302-01

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2003-1557

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