GLSA-200508-03 : nbSMTP: Format string vulnerability

This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200508-03
(nbSMTP: Format string vulnerability)

Niels Heinen discovered a format string vulnerability.

Impact :

An attacker can setup a malicious SMTP server and exploit this
vulnerability to execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the
user running nbSMTP.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://nbsmtp.ferdyx.org/
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200508-03.xml

Solution :

All nbSMTP users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=mail-mta/nbsmtp-1.0'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 19366 (gentoo_GLSA-200508-03.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-2409