MS10-024: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Exchange and Windows SMTP Service Could Allow Denial of Service (981832) (uncredentialed check)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 45517


The remote mail server may be affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


The installed version of Microsoft Exchange / Windows SMTP Service is affected by at least one vulnerability :

- Incorrect parsing of DNS Mail Exchanger (MX) resource records could cause the Windows Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) component to stop responding until the service is restarted. (CVE-2010-0024)

- Improper allocation of memory for interpreting SMTP command responses may allow an attacker to read random email message fragments stored on the affected server.


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows 2000, XP, 2003, and 2008 as well as Exchange Server 2000, 2003, 2007, and 2010.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 45517

File Name: smtp_kb981832.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: remote

Published: 2010/04/13

Modified: 2017/08/30

Dependencies: 10263, 14772

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2010/04/13

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2010/04/13

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-0024, CVE-2010-0025

BID: 39381

OSVDB: 63738, 63739

MSFT: MS10-024

IAVB: 2010-B-0029

MSKB: 981832