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The remote SMTP server is vulnerable to authentication bypass.
The remote SMTP server did not complain when issued the
MAIL FROM: root@this_host
RCPT TO: |testing
This probably means that it is possible to send mail directly
to programs, which is a serious threat, since this allows
anyone to execute arbitrary commands on this host.
*** This security hole might be a false positive, since
*** some MTAs will not complain to this test, but instead
*** just drop the message silently.
See also :
This plugin tests for a generic condition.
It may be remedied by upgrading, reconfiguring, or changing your SMTP Server (MTA).
Risk factor :
Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
Family: SMTP problems
Nessus Plugin ID: 10261 ()
CVE ID: CVE-1999-0163
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