MailEnable Webmail Malformed Encoded Quoted-printable Email DoS (CVE-2006-1338)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 21118


The remote web server is affected by a denial of service issue.


The remote host is running MailEnable, a commercial mail server for Windows.

According to its banner, using the webmail service bundled with the version of MailEnable Enterprise Edition on the remote host to view specially-formatted quoted-printable messages reportedly can result in 100% CPU utilization.


Upgrade to MailEnable Professional Edition 1.73 / Enterprise Edition 1.21 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 21118

File Name: mailenable_httpmail_qp_dos2.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.16 $

Type: remote

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2006/03/22

Modified: 2011/04/20

Dependencies: 10263, 10107

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:mailenable:mailenable

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/03/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-1338

BID: 17161

OSVDB: 24014