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Vulnerability Score 5.0 5.0
CVE Id CVE-2007-6059
Last Modified 15 Nov 2008 12:00:00
Published 20 Nov 2007 03:46:00
Confidentiality Impact NONE NONE
Integrity Impact NONE NONE
Availability Impact PARTIAL PARTIAL
Access Vector NETWORK
Access Complexity LOW
Authentication NONE



** DISPUTED ** Javamail does not properly handle a series of invalid login attempts in which the same e-mail address is entered as username and password, and the domain portion of this address yields a Java UnknownHostException error, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (connection pool exhaustion) via a large number of requests, resulting in a SQLNestedException. NOTE: Sun disputes this issue, stating "The report makes references to source code and files that do not exist in the mentioned products."

Vulnerable Systems


  • Sun Javamail


OSVDB - 45299

BUGTRAQ - 20071116 Javamail login username and password same email problem

Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:46:22