SMTP Server Inbound .exe Attachment Detection

Info Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 1173

Synopsis

PVS has noted an inbound mail message that contained a .exe attachment.

Description

PVS has noted an inbound mail message that contained a .exe attachment. CAVEAT: PVS was not able to determine whether or not the SMTP server actually processed the email message.

Solution

If applicable, block incoming .exe attachments. Ensure antivirus and malware detection is deployed.

Plugin Details

Severity: Info

ID: 1173

File Name: 1173.prm

Family: SMTP Servers

Published: 2004/08/20

Modified: 2015/06/01

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Info