SUSE-SA:2003:033: postfix

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 13802


The remote host is missing a vendor-supplied security patch


The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory SUSE-SA:2003:033 (postfix).

Postfix is a flexible MTA replacement for sendmail.
Michal Zalewski has reported problems in postfix which can lead to a remote DoS attack or allow attackers to bounce-scan private networks.
These problems have been fixed. Even though not all of our products are vulnerable in their default configurations, the updates should be applied.

In order for the update to take effect, you have to restart your MTA by issuing the following command as root:

'/sbin/rcpostfix restart'

Please download the update package for your distribution and verify its integrity by the methods listed in section 3) of this announcement.
Then, install the package using the command 'rpm -Fhv file.rpm' to apply the update.


Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 13802

File Name: suse_SA_2003_033.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.10 $

Agent: unix

Published: 2004/07/25

Modified: 2016/12/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: Host/SuSE/rpm-list

Reference Information

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