Microsoft Windows/Exchange SMTP DNS Lookup Overflow (885881)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 15464


The remote SMTP server is affected by a buffer overflow vulnerability.


The remote host is running a version of Microsoft SMTP server which fails to validate DNS response data. An attacker can exploit this flaw to execute arbitrary code subject to the priviliges of the SMTP application server process.


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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 15464

File Name: mssmtp_code_execution.nasl

Version: 1.21

Type: remote

Published: 10/12/2004

Updated: 11/15/2018

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

Vulnerability Information

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/13/2004

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0840

BID: 11374

MSFT: MS04-035

MSKB: 885881