#VU24745 OS Command Injection

Published: 2020-03-18 | Updated: 2021-02-14

Vulnerability identifier: #VU24745

Vulnerability risk: Critical

CVSSv3.1: 9.3 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:F/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-7247


Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: Yes

Vulnerable software:
Server applications / Mail servers

Vendor: OpenBSD


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary shell commands on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to improper validation of user-supplied input passed within the smtp_mailaddr() function. A remote unauthenticated attacker can send a specially crafted MAIL FROM command and execute arbitrary OS commands on the target system with root privileges.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may result in complete compromise of vulnerable system.

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Vulnerable software versions

OpenSMTPD: 6.4.0, 6.4.0p1, 6.4.0p2, 6.4.1, 6.4.1p1, 6.4.1p2, 6.4.2, 6.4.2p1, 6.6.0, 6.6.0p1, 6.6.1, 6.6.1p1


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Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability. However, a fully functional exploit for this vulnerability is available.

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