MAILsweeper for SMTP PowerPoint Document Processing DoS

high Nessus Plugin ID 11650



The remote SMTP server has a denial of service vulnerability.


The remote host is running MAILsweeper - a content security solution for SMTP.

According to its banner, the remote version of MAILsweeper consumes all available CPU resources when processing a malformed PowerPoint file, causing the server to become non-responsive. A remote attacker could exploit this to cause a denial of service.


Upgrade to MAILsweeper 4.3.15 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 11650

File Name: mailsweeper_ppt_dos.nasl

Version: 1.19

Type: remote

Published: 5/27/2003

Updated: 7/14/2018

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 5.8

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

Vulnerability Information

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/13/2004

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2003-1477

BID: 10937, 7562

CWE: 119

Secunia: 12277