Date: Tue, 9 Sep 2008 10:29:38 -0400 (EDT) From: "Steven M. Christey" <coley@...us.mitre.org> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: ssmtp =2.62 unitialized memory disclosure On Tue, 9 Sep 2008, Robert Buchholz wrote: > Maurice van der Pot of Gentoo reported a bug in ssmtp 2.62: > The from_format() function in ssmtp.c will call strdup() on an > unitialized memory if the user's gecos is unset and "FromLineOverride" > is disabled in the configuration. This might disclose memory contents > by sending them off in the the "From:" field of an email or cause a > (client) crash. Wow, this is definitely an edge case. Technically the memory disclosure is a security issue, at least for the couple emails that get sent before the user gives up in frustration. So, use CVE-2008-3962 (to be filled in later). - Steve
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