Eudora WorldMail Mail Management Server (MAILMA.exe) Remote Overflow

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 24757


The remote service is affected by a buffer overflow vulnerability.


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

According to its banner, the version of Eudora Worldmail installed on the remote host contains a heap-based buffer overflow flaw in its Mail Management Agent. Using a specially crafted request, an unauthenticated, remote attacker may be able to leverage this issue to crash the affected service or execute arbitrary code on the remote host. Since the service runs with LOCAL SYSTEM privileges by default, this could lead to a complete compromise of the affected host.


Either block access to the affected port or switch to another product as the vendor is rumoured to have said it will not release a fix.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 24757

File Name: worldmail_mailma_overflow.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.16 $

Type: remote

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2007/03/05

Modified: 2016/11/02

Dependencies: 17975

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 9.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2007/01/05

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/01/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-6336

BID: 21897

OSVDB: 32587