WinGate Proxy POP3 USER Overflow

This script is Copyright (C) 1999-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote proxy is vulnerable to denial of service.

Description :

The remote POP3 server,
which is probably part of WinGate, could
be crashed with the following command :

USER x#999(...)999

This problem may prevent users on your
network from retrieving their emails.

See also :

http://seclists.org/bugtraq/1998/Jul/41

Solution :

Configure WinGate so that only authorized users can use it.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Windows

Nessus Plugin ID: 10311 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-1999-0494

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