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

medium Nessus Plugin ID 45517
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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: 1.18

Type: remote

Published: 4/13/2010

Updated: 8/5/2020

Dependencies: smtpserver_detect.nasl, doublecheck_std_services.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.1


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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:exchange_server:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/13/2010

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/13/2010

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

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

BID: 39381

MSFT: MS10-024

MSKB: 981832

IAVB: 2010-B-0029-S