MDaemon POP Server User Name Overflow DoS

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 14825


The remote mail server is affected by a denial of service vulnerability.


The remote host is running the MDaemon POP server.

It is possible to crash the remote service by sending a too long 'user' command.

This problem allows an attacker to make the remote MDaemon service crash, thus preventing legitimate users from receiving emails.


There is no known solution at this time.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 14825

File Name: mdaemon_mail_server_dos.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.21 $

Type: remote

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2004/09/27

Modified: 2016/10/27

Dependencies: 10249, 17975

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:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: Settings/ParanoidReport

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2000/05/24

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2000-0399

BID: 1250

OSVDB: 1354