Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : postfix (MDKSA-2001:089)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 13902


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.


Wietse Venema, the author of postfix, reported a vulnerability in the SMTP server where a remote attacker could execute a Denial of Service attack on it. The SMTP session log could grow to an unreasonable size and could possibly exhause the server's memory if no other limits were enforced.


Update the affected postfix package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 13902

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2001-089.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/07/31

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:postfix, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:7.1, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:7.2, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:8.0, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:8.1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: No exploit is required

Patch Publication Date: 2001/11/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2001-0894

BID: 3544

MDKSA: 2001:089