MDaemon Connection Saturation Remote DoS

This script is Copyright (C) 1999-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote SMTP server has a denial of service vulnerability.

Description :

It was possible to crash the the remote version of MDaemon by
establishing a large number of connections to it. A remote attacker
could exploit this to cause a denial of service.

Note that due to the nature of this vulnerability, Nessus cannot be
100% positive on the effectiveness of this check. As a result, this
report might be a false positive.

See also :

http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/bugtraq/1999-q4/0134.html

Solution :

Upgrade to the latest version of this software.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.2
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:U/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: SMTP problems

Nessus Plugin ID: 10137 ()

Bugtraq ID: 8554

CVE ID: CVE-1999-0846