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

This script is Copyright (C) 2002-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


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 :

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms02-025

Solution :

Microsoft has released a set of patches for Exchange 2000.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.7
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Windows : Microsoft Bulletins

Nessus Plugin ID: 11143 ()

Bugtraq ID: 4881

CVE ID: CVE-2002-0368