Postfix < 2.0 Multiple Vulnerabilities

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 11820

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VPR Score: 4.4


The remote server is vulnerable to a denial of service.


The remote host is running a version of Postfix that is as old as or older than 1.1.12.

There are two vulnerabilities in this version that could allow an attacker to remotely disable it, or to be used as a DDoS agent against arbitrary hosts.


Upgrade to Postfix 2.0.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 11820

File Name: postfix_vulns.nasl

Version: 1.24

Type: remote

Published: 2003/08/15

Updated: 2018/09/24

Dependencies: 11421, 10263

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 4.4

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2003-0468

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.9

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 5.3

Temporal Score: 4.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:postfix:postfix

Required KB Items: Settings/ParanoidReport

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2003/08/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2003-0468, CVE-2003-0540

BID: 8361, 8362

RHSA: 2003:251-01

SuSE: SUSE-SA:2003:033