WinGate Proxy POP3 USER Overflow

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 10311


The remote proxy is vulnerable to denial of service.


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.


Configure WinGate so that only authorized users can use it.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 10311

File Name: wingate_user.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.30 $

Type: remote

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 1999/06/22

Modified: 2016/11/29

Dependencies: 10196, 17975

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:wingate:wingate

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1998/07/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-1999-0494

OSVDB: 11380