Ability Mail Server < 2.70 IMAP4 FETCH DoS

medium Nessus Plugin ID 41644


The remote mail server is affected by a denial of service vulnerability.


The remote host appears to be running Ability Mail Server.

According to its banner, the IMAP service component of the installed version of Ability Mail Server fails to correctly parse FETCH commands. By sending a specially crafted FETCH command, an attacker may be able to exploit this vulnerability to crash the IMAP server.


Upgrade to Ability Mail Server version 2.70 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 41644

File Name: ams_270.nasl

Version: 1.11

Type: remote

Family: Misc.

Published: 9/28/2009

Updated: 4/11/2022

Configuration: Enable thorough checks

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4

Temporal Score: 3

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

Vulnerability Information

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/25/2009

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/25/2009

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-3445

BID: 36519

SECUNIA: 36888