Attacker Value
Very High
(2 users assessed)
Exploitability
Very High
(2 users assessed)
User Interaction
None
Privileges Required
None
Attack Vector
Network
0

CVE-2020-7247

Disclosure Date: January 29, 2020
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Description

smtp_mailaddr in smtp_session.c in OpenSMTPD 6.6, as used in OpenBSD 6.6 and other products, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary commands as root via a crafted SMTP session, as demonstrated by shell metacharacters in a MAIL FROM field. This affects the “uncommented” default configuration. The issue exists because of an incorrect return value upon failure of input validation.

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  • Exploitability
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Technical Analysis

Expect that this may be the first in a string of OpenSMTP vulnerabilities (now that there’s increased scrutiny, not because I have any kind of insider knowledge), but that the results of this vulnerability will probably be an improvement in OpenSMTP’s design as a result, since bug classes like this tend to get the OpenBSD developers working hard to find general solutions in subsequent releases.

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