MDaemon Connection Saturation Remote DoS

medium Nessus Plugin ID 10137


The remote SMTP server has a denial of service vulnerability.


It was possible to crash the remote version of MDaemon by establishing a large number of connections to it. A remote attacker can exploit this to cause a denial of service.

Note that due to the nature of this vulnerability, Nessus cannot be 100% positive on the effectiveness of this check. As a result, this report might be a false positive.


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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 10137

File Name: mdaemon_dos.nasl

Version: 1.38

Type: remote

Published: 11/30/1999

Updated: 11/15/2018

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: Settings/ParanoidReport

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/29/1999

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-1999-0846

BID: 8554