CVE-2020-12063

Published: 24 April 2020

** DISPUTED ** A certain Postfix 2.10.1-7 package could allow an attacker to send an email from an arbitrary-looking sender via a homoglyph attack, as demonstrated by the similarity of \xce\xbf to the 'o' character. This is potentially relevant when the /etc/postfix/sender_login feature is used, because a spoofed outbound message that uses a configured sender address is blocked with a "Sender address rejected: not logged in" error message, but a spoofed outbound message that uses a homoglyph of a configured sender address is not blocked. NOTE: some third parties argue that any missed blocking of spoofed outbound messages - except for exact matches to a sender address in the /etc/postfix/sender_login file - is outside the design goals of Postfix and thus cannot be considered a Postfix vulnerability.

Priority

Medium

CVSS 3 base score: 5.3

Status

Package Release Status
postfix
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream Needs triage

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Not vulnerable

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Not vulnerable

Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Not vulnerable

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Not vulnerable