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Category:   Device (Embedded Server/Appliance)  >   Sophos Email Appliance Vendors:   Sophos
Sophos Email Appliance Can Be Crashed By Remote Users Sending Mail with Zero Byte Length MIME Attachments
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1020462
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-3177   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Jul 17 2008
Original Entry Date:  Jul 10 2008
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): 4.31 virus data and 2.75 engine (July update)
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Sophos Email Appliance. A remote user can cause denial of service conditions.

A remote user can send a specially crafted e-mail message with a zero byte length MIME attachment to cause the target service to crash.

The Sophos Pure Message for Unix and Sophos Anti-Virus Interface (SAVI) products are also affected.

Impact:   A remote user can cause the target appliance to crash.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix.

The vendor's advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Exception handling error
Underlying OS:   Linux (Any)

Message History:   None.

 Source Message Contents

Date:  Thu, 10 Jul 2008 08:49:57 -0400
Subject:  Sophos

Sophos Email Appliance
Pure Message for Unix
Sophos Anti-Virus Interface (SAVI)

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