Sendmail < 8.9.3 Header Prescan Function Message Header DoS

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 11352


The remote host has an application that is affected by a denial of service vulnerability.


The remote sendmail server, according to its version number, allows remote attackers cause a denial of service by sending messages with a large number of headers.


Install sendmail 8.9.3 or later.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 11352

File Name: sendmail_parsing_redirection.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: remote

Published: 2003/03/11

Modified: 2012/04/23

Dependencies: 10263, 17975

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.1

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:sendmail:sendmail

Required KB Items: SMTP/sendmail

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1999/01/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-1999-0393

BID: 8674

OSVDB: 9310