Symantec Mail Security KeyView PRZ Processing Buffer Overflow

high Nessus Plugin ID 55047


The remote Windows host has an application that is affected by a buffer overflow vulnerability.


The file attachment filter component included with the instance of Symantec Mail Security installed on the remote Windows host is reportedly affected by a buffer overflow vulnerability that can be triggered when handling attachments of various types.

By sending an email with a specially crafted attachment through a vulnerable server, an attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code subject to the privileges under which the affected daemon runs.


If using Symantec Mail Security for Domino, upgrade to version 7.5.11 / 8.0.8.

If using Symantec Mail Security for Microsoft Exchange, upgrade to version 6.0.12 / 6.5.5.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 55047

File Name: sms_keyview_overflow.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 6/10/2011

Updated: 11/15/2018

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:symantec:mail_security

Required KB Items: SMB/Registry/Enumerated

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/31/2011

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/24/2011

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-0548

BID: 48013

CERT: 126159

Secunia: 44779