GFI MailSecurity HTTP Management Interface Request Header Overflow

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 20016


The remote host contains an application that is affected by a buffer overflow vulnerability.


According to its version number, the instance of GFI MailSecurity on the remote host suffers from a buffer overflow in its web-based moderator interface. An unauthenticated attacker can reportedly exploit this flaw by sending large strings in several areas of the HTTP request to gain control of the remote host.


Apply the patch referenced in the vendor advisory above.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 20016

File Name: mailsecurity_web_module_overflow.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.16 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2005/10/18

Modified: 2015/01/12

Dependencies: 13855

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

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

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: SMB/Registry/Enumerated

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/10/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-3182

BID: 15081

OSVDB: 19926