GLSA-200508-03 : nbSMTP: Format string vulnerability

High Nessus Plugin ID 19366


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200508-03 (nbSMTP: Format string vulnerability)

Niels Heinen discovered a format string vulnerability.
Impact :

An attacker can setup a malicious SMTP server and exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running nbSMTP.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All nbSMTP users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=mail-mta/nbsmtp-1.0'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 19366

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200508-03.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/08/02

Modified: 2018/01/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:nbsmtp, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2005/08/02

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/07/28

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-2409

OSVDB: 18478

GLSA: 200508-03