MS02-025: Exchange 2000 Exhaust CPU Resources (320436)

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Synopsis :

It is possible to launch a denial of service attack against the remote
mail server.

Description :

The remote host is running Exchange Server 2000. The remote version
of this software contains a flaw that allows an attacker to cause a
temporary denial of service.

To do this, the attacker needs to send an email message with malformed
attributes. CPU utilization will spike at 100% until the message has
been processed.

See also :

Solution :

Microsoft has released a set of patches for Exchange 2000.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.7
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Windows : Microsoft Bulletins

Nessus Plugin ID: 11143 ()

Bugtraq ID: 4881

CVE ID: CVE-2002-0368