MAILsweeper for SMTP PowerPoint Document Processing DoS

This script is Copyright (C) 2003-2011 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote SMTP server has a denial of service vulnerability.

Description :

The remote host is running MAILsweeper - a content security solution
for SMTP.

According to its banner, the remote version of MAILsweeper consumes
all available CPU resources when processing a malformed PowerPoint
file, causing the server to become non-responsive. A remote attacker
could exploit this to cause a denial of service.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?70470982

Solution :

Upgrade to MAILsweeper 4.3.15 or later.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.6
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:U/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: SMTP problems

Nessus Plugin ID: 11650 (mailsweeper_ppt_dos.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 10937
7562

CVE ID: CVE-2003-1477