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Re: CVE Request for spamdyke "STARTTLS" Plaintext
From: Kurt Seifried <kseifried () redhat com>
Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2012 22:27:51 -0700
On 01/15/2012 07:48 AM, Agostino Sarubbo wrote:
In reference of: http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2012/01/07/1 :
According to secunia security advisory ( https://secunia.com/advisories/47435
A vulnerability has been reported in spamdyke, which can be exploited by
malicious people to manipulate certain data.
The vulnerability is caused due to the TLS implementation not properly
clearing transport layer buffers when upgrading from plaintext to ciphertext
after receiving the "STARTTLS" command. This can be exploited to insert
arbitrary plaintext data (e.g. SMTP commands) during the plaintext phase,
which will then be executed after upgrading to the TLS ciphertext phase.
The vulnerability is reported in versions prior to 4.2.1.
Update to version 4.2.1.
And from upstream changelog (
Changed smtp_filter() and middleman() to discard any buffered input after TLS
is started. This prevents the injection of commands into a secure session
by sending extra input in the same packet as the "STARTTLS" command. Not
really a security problem but good practice anyway. Thanks to Eric
Shubert for reporting this one.
Sorry Kurt, but atm, I have not found the commit code.
Thanks, this helped clarify it a lot. Please use CVE-2012-0070 for this
-- Kurt Seifried / Red Hat Security Response Team