SLMail HELO Command Remote Overflow

This script is Copyright (C) 1999-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote mail server may be affected by a buffer overflow
vulnerability.

Description :

There might be a buffer overflow when this MTA is issued the 'HELO'
command issued by a too long argument. This problem may allow an
attacker to execute arbitrary code on this computer, subject to the
privileges under which the service operates, or to deny service to
legitimate users of the server.

See also :

http://research.eeye.com/html/advisories/published/AD19990204.html

Solution :

Contact the vendor for a fix.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: SMTP problems

Nessus Plugin ID: 10256 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-1999-0284

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