AXIGEN Mail Server AXIMilter module format string

axigen-aximilter-format-string (39803) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

AXIGEN Mail Server could allow a remote attacker from within the local network to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by a format string vulnerability in the AXIMilter module during the parsing of mail data. By sending specially-crafted data containing format specifiers to a specific TCP port, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability and possibly execute arbitrary code on the vulnerable system and cause a denial of service.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 5.8
  Access Vector: Adjacent Network
  Access Complexity: Low
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: Partial
 
Temporal Score: 4.5
  Exploitability: Proof-of-Concept
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of AXIGEN Mail Server (5.0.2 build 2 or later), available from the AXIGEN Web site. See References.

References:

  • AXIGEN Web site: Downloads.
  • SecurityFocus Web site: AXIGEN 5.0.x AXIMilter Format String Exploit.
  • BID-27363: Axigen AXIMilter Filtering Module Remote Format String Vulnerability
  • CVE-2008-0434: Format string vulnerability in the AXIMilter module in AXIGEN Mail Server 5.0.2 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via format string specifiers in the CNHO command.
  • OSVDB ID: 40486: AXIGEN Mail Server AXIMilter CNHO Command Remote Format String
  • SA28562: AXIGEN Mail Server AXIMilter Format String Vulnerability
  • VUPEN/ADV-2008-0237: AXIGEN Mail Server AXIMilter Filtering Module Format String Vulnerability

Platforms Affected:

  • Gecad Technologies AXIGEN Mail Server 5.0.2

Reported:

Jan 20, 2008

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