MS02-012: Malformed Data Transfer Request can Cause Windows SMTP Service to Fail (313450)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 20885


It is possible to crash the mail service.


The remote host contains a flaw in its SMTP service that could allow an attacker to crash it.

Vulnerable services are SMTP service (Windows XP/Windows 2000) and Exchange 2000 (Windows 2000).


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows XP and 2000.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 20885

File Name: smb_nt_ms02-012.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.27 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2007/03/28

Modified: 2017/05/26

Dependencies: 57033, 13855

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.1

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

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


Base Score: 5.3

Temporal Score: 4.9

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:F/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows, cpe:/a:microsoft:exchange_server

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2002/02/27

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2002/02/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2002-0055

BID: 4204

OSVDB: 732

MSFT: MS02-012

MSKB: 313450