NNTP Server Password Handling Remote Overflow

This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2012 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 too long password.

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
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Gain a shell remotely

Nessus Plugin ID: 17229 ()

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