Pegasus Mail message header buffer overflow
|pegasus-message-header-bo (9673)||Low Risk|
Pegasus Mail is vulnerable to a denial of service attack caused by a buffer overflow. By sending an email message containing 259 characters or more in either the "From:" or "To:" message header, a remote attacker can overflow a buffer and crash the system. The server must be restarted to regain normal functionality.
Denial of Service
No remedy available as of May 1, 2013.
- Auriemma Luigi Advisory - Pegasus: Pegasus mail DoS.
- BugTraq Mailing List, Wed Jul 24 2002 - 16:51:09 CDT: Pegasus mail DoS.
- BID-5302: Pegasus Mail Message Header Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
- CVE-2002-1075: Buffer overflow in Pegasus mail client 4.01 and earlier allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via long (1) To or (2) From headers.
- OSVDB ID: 6481: Pegasus Mail From/To Header Overflow DoS
- Pmail Pegasus 4.01
Jul 24, 2002
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