NNTP Server Message Header Handling Remote Overflow

This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote service is vulnerable to a buffer overflow.

Description :

Nessus was able to crash the remote NNTP server by sending
a message with long headers.

This flaw is probably a buffer overflow and might be exploitable
to run arbitrary code on this machine.

Solution :

Apply the latest patches from your vendor or use different software.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: Gain a shell remotely

Nessus Plugin ID: 17228 ()

Bugtraq ID:


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