Cassandra NNTP Server Login Name Remote Overflow DoS

This script is Copyright (C) 2000-2011 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote NNTP server has a remote buffer overflow vulnerability.

Description :

A vulnerable version of Cassandra NNTP Server appears to be running
on the remote host. Providing a long argument to the 'AUTHINFO USER'
command results in a buffer overflow. A remote attacker could use
this to create a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.

See also :

http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/ntbugtraq/2000-q2/0072.html

Solution :

Upgrade to the latest version of the software.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#E:H/RL:U/RC:C)

Family: Denial of Service

Nessus Plugin ID: 10388 (cassandra_nntp_dos.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 1156

CVE ID: CVE-2000-0341