SMTP Generic Overflow Detection

This script is Copyright (C) 2003-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote SMTP server is vulnerable to a buffer overflow.

Description :

The remote SMTP server crashes when it is sent a command with a too
long argument.

An attacker might use this flaw to kill this service or worse, execute
arbitrary code on the server.

Solution :

This plugin tests for a generic condition. It may be remedied by
upgrading, reconfiguring, or changing the SMTP Server (MTA).

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0

Family: SMTP problems

Nessus Plugin ID: 11772 ()

Bugtraq ID:


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