CVE Database


Impact: Important
Public: 2009-09-14
CWE: CWE-121
Bugzilla: 523910: CVE-2009-3235 cyrus-impad: CMU sieve buffer overflows


The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Multiple stack-based buffer overflows in the Sieve plugin in Dovecot 1.0 before 1.0.4 and 1.1 before 1.1.7, as derived from Cyrus libsieve, allow context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted SIEVE script, as demonstrated by forwarding an e-mail message to a large number of recipients, a different vulnerability than CVE-2009-2632.

Find out more about CVE-2009-3235 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score: 6.5
Base Metrics: AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector: Network
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Single Instance
Confidentiality Impact: Partial
Integrity Impact: Partial
Availability Impact: Partial

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Red Hat security errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (cyrus-imapd) RHSA-2009:1459 September 23, 2009
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (cyrus-imapd) RHSA-2009:1459 September 23, 2009

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