Exchange Malformed MIME Header Handling DoS

This script is Copyright (C) 2000-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote SMTP server has a denial of service vulnerability.

Description :

The remote Exchange server seems to be vulnerable to a flaw that lets
malformed MIME headers crash it.

*** Nessus did not actually test for these flaws - it just relied
*** on the banner to identify them. Therefore, this warning may be
*** a false positive - especially since the banner DOES NOT CHANGE
*** if the patch has been applied.

See also :

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms00-082

Solution :

Microsoft has released a set of patches for Exchange 5.0 and 5.5.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.4
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.6
(CVSS2#E:H/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: SMTP problems

Nessus Plugin ID: 10558 (exchange_dos.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 1869

CVE ID: CVE-2000-1006