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Secunia Security Advisory 32915

Secunia Security Advisory 32915
Posted Nov 28, 2008
Authored by Secunia | Site secunia.com

Secunia Security Advisory - A vulnerability has been reported in MailScanner, which potentially can be exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service).

tags | advisory, denial of service
SHA-256 | 056bf9cc59148161339deb96a2ac69055284fc710f00de96366c13920b6e44f1

Secunia Security Advisory 32915

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TITLE:
MailScanner "Clean()" Infinite Loop Vulnerability

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA32915

VERIFY ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/32915/

CRITICAL:
Less critical

IMPACT:
DoS

WHERE:
>From remote

SOFTWARE:
MailScanner 4.x
http://secunia.com/advisories/product/4185/

DESCRIPTION:
A vulnerability has been reported in MailScanner, which potentially
can be exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of
Service).

The vulnerability is caused due to an error within the "Clean()"
function in Message.pm. This can be exploited to trigger the
execution of an infinite loop via a specially crafted email message
and e.g. consume large amounts of CPU.

NOTE: A successful exploitation will not result in the immediate
inability to process email.

The vulnerability is reported in versions prior to 4.73.3-1.

SOLUTION:
Fixed in beta version 4.73.3-1.

PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY:
Reported by the vendor.

ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
http://mailscanner.info/index.html
http://www.mailscanner.info/ChangeLog

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About:
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everybody keeping their systems up to date against the latest
vulnerabilities.

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Please Note:
Secunia recommends that you verify all advisories you receive by
clicking the link.
Secunia NEVER sends attached files with advisories.
Secunia does not advise people to install third party patches, only
use those supplied by the vendor.

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