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Please fix your e-mail system
From: Valdis.Kletnieks () vt edu
Date: Fri, 20 May 2005 14:37:42 -0400


Mail goes from the list to a subscriber at the af.mil address - and the
Exchange server does the obviously broken thing and tries to send it back to
the RFC822 cc: field, instead of doing what it's supposed to do and deliver it
to the RFC821 'RCPT TO:' (which it knows - see the first Received: header has
the 'for <destination>' in it, and sending bounces back to the RFC821 MAIL
FROM:

Obligatory Full-Disclosure tie-in:  Here we have an obviously misconfigured
mail system inside the 'af.mil' domain.  Three of the servers were even nice
enough to identify their exact patch levels (It appears that 2 of them are
still at .211 rather than .1830).  How many different ways can you think of to
leverage the information in the Received: headers into a full-scale intrusion?

I already know why *I* know all this - anybody care to guess how? (The list
managers are ineligible for this one.. ;)

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