SMTP Generic Overflow Detection

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 11772


The remote SMTP server is vulnerable to a buffer overflow.


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.


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

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 11772

File Name: smtp_overflows.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.17 $

Type: remote

Published: 2003/06/25

Modified: 2014/05/26

Dependencies: 10249, 10263

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

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

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: Settings/ParanoidReport