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Alpine Linux: CVE-2017-16944: exim infinite loop and stack exhaustion in receive_msg function via vectors involving BDAT commands

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Alpine Linux: CVE-2017-16944: exim infinite loop and stack exhaustion in receive_msg function via vectors involving BDAT commands

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
Published
11/25/2017
Created
07/25/2018
Added
12/18/2017
Modified
12/04/2019

Description

The receive_msg function in receive.c in the SMTP daemon in Exim 4.88 and 4.89 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (infinite loop and stack exhaustion) via vectors involving BDAT commands and an improper check for a '.' character signifying the end of the content, related to the bdat_getc function.

Solution(s)

  • alpine-linux-upgrade-exim

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