Cassandra NNTP Server Login Name Remote Overflow DoS

This script is Copyright (C) 2000-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote NNTP server has a remote buffer overflow vulnerability.

Description :

A vulnerable version of Cassandra NNTP Server appears to be running
on the remote host. Providing a long argument to the 'AUTHINFO USER'
command results in a buffer overflow. A remote attacker could use
this to create a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.

See also :

Solution :

Upgrade to the latest version of the software.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.5

Family: Denial of Service

Nessus Plugin ID: 10388 (cassandra_nntp_dos.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 1156

CVE ID: CVE-2000-0341

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