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OpenSMTPD vulnerable to local privilege escalation and remote code execution

Vulnerability Note VU#390745

Original Release Date: 2020-01-31 | Last Revised: 2020-03-09

Overview

Qualys Research Labs found that the smtp_mailaddr() function in OpenSMTPD version 6.6 does not properly sanitize user input, which could allow a local attacker to escalate their privileges, and allow either a local or remote attacker to execute arbitrary code as root.

Description

OpenSMTPD is an open-source server-side implementation of the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) that is part of the OpenBSD Project. OpenSMTPD's smtp_mailaddr() function is responsible for validating sender and recipient mail addresses. If the local part of an address is invalid and the domain name is empty, smtp_mailaddr() will automatically add a domain name as opposed to failing because of the invalid local address. This will allow the invalid local address to pass through the function without validation.

Impact

An attacker could send a malformed SMTP message that will bypass the smtp_mailaddr() validation and execute arbitrary code. This could allow a local attacker to escalate their privileges, and allow either a local or remote attacker to execute arbitrary code as root.

Solution

Apply an update

OpenBSD has released a patch in OpenSMTPD version 6.6.2p1 to address this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

390745
 

Alpine Linux Affected

Notified:  January 31, 2020 Updated: January 31, 2020

Status

Affected

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

OpenSMTPD version 6.6.2p1-r0 has been implemented in the latest version of Alpine Linux.

Vendor References

Debian GNU/Linux Affected

Notified:  January 31, 2020 Updated: February 03, 2020

Statement Date:   January 31, 2020

Status

Affected

Vendor Statement

This affected Debian and has been adressed:https://www.debian.org/security/2020/dsa-4611

Vendor Information

We are not aware of further vendor information regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor References

OpenBSD Affected

Updated:  January 31, 2020

Status

Affected

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

OpenBSD has released a patch in OpenSMTPD version 6.6.2p1 to address this vulnerability.

Vendor References

Ubuntu Affected

Updated:  February 07, 2020

Status

Affected

Vendor Statement

CVE-2020-7247 has been patched in the following Ubuntu releases:

    18.04 Bionic Beaver: OpenSMTPD 6.0.3p1-1ubuntu0.1
    19.10 Eoan Ermine: OpenSMTPD 6.0.3p6-1ubuntu0.1

    Please see USN-4268-1 (https://usn.ubuntu.com/4268-1/) for more details.

Vendor Information

We are not aware of further vendor information regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor References

Apple Not Affected

Notified:  January 31, 2020 Updated: March 09, 2020

Statement Date:   March 06, 2020

Status

Not Affected

Vendor Statement

Our products are not impacted by this issue.

Vendor Information

We are not aware of further vendor information regarding this vulnerability.

Arista Networks, Inc. Not Affected

Notified:  January 31, 2020 Updated: February 03, 2020

Status

Not Affected

Vendor Statement

No products Arista Networks sells are affected by VU#390745 aka CVE-2020-7247. This is due to that library not being used nor included in any of the products.

Vendor Information

We are not aware of further vendor information regarding this vulnerability.

CoreOS Not Affected

Notified:  January 31, 2020 Updated: February 04, 2020

Statement Date:   February 03, 2020

Status

Not Affected

Vendor Statement

Container Linux does not ship OpenSMTPD and so is not vulnerable.

Vendor Information

We are not aware of further vendor information regarding this vulnerability.

F5 Networks, Inc. Not Affected

Notified:  January 31, 2020 Updated: February 03, 2020

Status

Not Affected

Vendor Statement

F5 Networks products are not affected as OpenSMTPD is not included. For products that are installed on a host OS (virtual edition, etc.) the presence of OpenSMTPD will depend on the host OS and not the F5 product. Customers are advised to check with the host OS vendor to determine if their platform is affected.

Vendor Information

We are not aware of further vendor information regarding this vulnerability.

FreeBSD Project Not Affected

Notified:  January 31, 2020 Updated: February 04, 2020

Status

Not Affected

Vendor Statement

FreeBSD has never shipped with OpenSMTPD installed by default.

    We do provide OpenSMTPD as part of our third-party package collection and users can also build the package from our ports tree. The port was updated on Wednesday 29th January at 02:55 UTC and the fix was merged to the 2020Q1 quarterly branch on Friday 31st January at 09:37 UTC.

    Pre-built packages of the updated port have been available on our mirrors since Thursday 30th January 2020 at 14:16 UTC (head) and Sunday 2nd February 2020 at 01:10 UTC (quarterly).

Vendor Information

OpenSMTPD version 6.6.2p1-r0 has been implemented in the latest version of FreeBSD.

Vendor References

Illumos Not Affected

Notified:  January 31, 2020 Updated: February 03, 2020

Status

Not Affected

Vendor Statement

None of the most popular illumos distributions (OpenIndiana, SmartOS, OmniOSce) ship with OpenSMTPD. A cursory survey of others indicates no OpenSMTPD either.

Vendor Information

We are not aware of further vendor information regarding this vulnerability.

NetBSD Not Affected

Notified:  January 31, 2020 Updated: February 03, 2020

Status

Not Affected

Vendor Statement

NetBSD is not vulnerable - we do not ship/have never shipped OpenSMTPD.

Vendor Information

We are not aware of further vendor information regarding this vulnerability.

QNX Software Systems Inc. Not Affected

Notified:  January 31, 2020 Updated: February 05, 2020

Status

Not Affected

Vendor Statement

QNX is not vulnerable - OpenSMTPD has not shipped as part of our product.

Vendor Information

We are not aware of further vendor information regarding this vulnerability.

SUSE Linux Not Affected

Notified:  January 31, 2020 Updated: February 03, 2020

Statement Date:   February 01, 2020

Status

Not Affected

Vendor Statement

Neither SUSE nor openSUSE do not include opensmtpd, so SUSE is not affected by this problem.

Vendor Information

We are not aware of further vendor information regarding this vulnerability.

Synology Not Affected

Notified:  January 31, 2020 Updated: February 03, 2020

Statement Date:   February 03, 2020

Status

Not Affected

Vendor Statement

Synology does not employ OpenSMTPD for our products, including MailPlus [1] and Mail Station [2].

[1] https://www.synology.com/dsm/feature/mailplus
[2] https://www.synology.com/dsm/packages/MailStation

Vendor Information

We are not aware of further vendor information regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor References

Amazon Unknown

Notified:  January 31, 2020 Updated: January 31, 2020

Status

Unknown

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

We are not aware of further vendor information regarding this vulnerability.

Arch Linux Unknown

Notified:  January 31, 2020 Updated: January 31, 2020

Status

Unknown

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

We are not aware of further vendor information regarding this vulnerability.

Aspera Inc. Unknown

Notified:  January 31, 2020 Updated: January 31, 2020

Status

Unknown

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

We are not aware of further vendor information regarding this vulnerability.

Dell EMC Unknown

Notified:  January 31, 2020 Updated: January 31, 2020

Status

Unknown

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

We are not aware of further vendor information regarding this vulnerability.

DesktopBSD Unknown

Notified:  January 31, 2020 Updated: January 31, 2020

Status

Unknown

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

We are not aware of further vendor information regarding this vulnerability.

DragonFly BSD Project Unknown

Notified:  January 31, 2020 Updated: January 31, 2020

Status

Unknown

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

We are not aware of further vendor information regarding this vulnerability.

Fedora Project Unknown

Notified:  January 31, 2020 Updated: January 31, 2020

Status

Unknown

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

We are not aware of further vendor information regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor References

Geexbox Unknown

Notified:  January 31, 2020 Updated: January 31, 2020

Status

Unknown

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

We are not aware of further vendor information regarding this vulnerability.

Gentoo Linux Unknown

Notified:  January 31, 2020 Updated: January 31, 2020

Status

Unknown

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

We are not aware of further vendor information regarding this vulnerability.

Google Unknown

Notified:  January 31, 2020 Updated: January 31, 2020

Status

Unknown

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

We are not aware of further vendor information regarding this vulnerability.

HP Inc. Unknown

Notified:  January 31, 2020 Updated: January 31, 2020

Status

Unknown

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

We are not aware of further vendor information regarding this vulnerability.

HardenedBSD Unknown

Notified:  January 31, 2020 Updated: January 31, 2020

Status

Unknown

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

We are not aware of further vendor information regarding this vulnerability.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Unknown

Notified:  January 31, 2020 Updated: January 31, 2020

Status

Unknown

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

We are not aware of further vendor information regarding this vulnerability.

Hitachi Unknown

Notified:  January 31, 2020 Updated: January 31, 2020

Status

Unknown

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

We are not aware of further vendor information regarding this vulnerability.

Joyent Unknown

Notified:  January 31, 2020 Updated: January 31, 2020

Status

Unknown

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

We are not aware of further vendor information regarding this vulnerability.

Juniper Networks Unknown

Notified:  January 31, 2020 Updated: January 31, 2020

Status

Unknown

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

We are not aware of further vendor information regarding this vulnerability.

Lenovo Unknown

Notified:  January 31, 2020 Updated: January 31, 2020

Status

Unknown

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

We are not aware of further vendor information regarding this vulnerability.

Micro Focus Unknown

Notified:  January 31, 2020 Updated: January 31, 2020

Status

Unknown

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

We are not aware of further vendor information regarding this vulnerability.

Microsoft Unknown

Notified:  January 31, 2020 Updated: January 31, 2020

Status

Unknown

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

We are not aware of further vendor information regarding this vulnerability.

NAS4Free Unknown

Notified:  January 31, 2020 Updated: January 31, 2020

Status

Unknown

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

We are not aware of further vendor information regarding this vulnerability.

NEC Corporation Unknown

Notified:  January 31, 2020 Updated: January 31, 2020

Status

Unknown

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

We are not aware of further vendor information regarding this vulnerability.

Nexenta Unknown

Notified:  January 31, 2020 Updated: January 31, 2020

Status

Unknown

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

We are not aware of further vendor information regarding this vulnerability.

Nokia Unknown

Notified:  January 31, 2020 Updated: January 31, 2020

Status

Unknown

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

We are not aware of further vendor information regarding this vulnerability.

Openwall GNU/*/Linux Unknown

Notified:  January 31, 2020 Updated: January 31, 2020

Status

Unknown

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

We are not aware of further vendor information regarding this vulnerability.

Oracle Corporation Unknown

Notified:  January 31, 2020 Updated: January 31, 2020

Status

Unknown

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

We are not aware of further vendor information regarding this vulnerability.

Red Hat, Inc. Unknown

Notified:  January 31, 2020 Updated: February 03, 2020

Status

Unknown

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

We are not aware of further vendor information regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor References

Slackware Linux Inc. Unknown

Notified:  January 31, 2020 Updated: January 31, 2020

Status

Unknown

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

We are not aware of further vendor information regarding this vulnerability.

Sony Corporation Unknown

Notified:  January 31, 2020 Updated: January 31, 2020

Status

Unknown

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

We are not aware of further vendor information regarding this vulnerability.

Tizen Unknown

Notified:  January 31, 2020 Updated: January 31, 2020

Status

Unknown

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

We are not aware of further vendor information regarding this vulnerability.

TrueOS Unknown

Notified:  January 31, 2020 Updated: January 31, 2020

Status

Unknown

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

We are not aware of further vendor information regarding this vulnerability.

Turbolinux Unknown

Notified:  January 31, 2020 Updated: January 31, 2020

Status

Unknown

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

We are not aware of further vendor information regarding this vulnerability.

Ubuntu Unknown

Notified:  January 31, 2020 Updated: January 31, 2020

Status

Unknown

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

We are not aware of further vendor information regarding this vulnerability.

Unisys Unknown

Notified:  January 31, 2020 Updated: January 31, 2020

Status

Unknown

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

We are not aware of further vendor information regarding this vulnerability.

m0n0wall Unknown

Notified:  January 31, 2020 Updated: January 31, 2020

Status

Unknown

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

We are not aware of further vendor information regarding this vulnerability.

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CVSS Metrics

Group Score Vector
Base 10 AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
Temporal 10 E:ND/RL:ND/RC:ND
Environmental 10.0 CDP:ND/TD:ND/CR:ND/IR:ND/AR:ND

References

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Qualys Research Labs for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Madison Oliver.

Other Information

CVE IDs: CVE-2020-7247
Date Public: 2020-01-28
Date First Published: 2020-01-31
Date Last Updated: 2020-03-09 14:40 UTC
Document Revision: 51

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