Qualcomm Eudora 4.2/4.3 Warning Message Circumvention Vulnerability

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 1289


The remote host may be tricked into running an executable file


The remote host is running a version of the Eudora mail client that doesn't properly warn when a user attempts to view an executable attachment. Specifically it doesn't give out warning messages if a user attempts to open a file that doesn't have one of the following extensions: .exe, .com, .bat. So, for example, an attacker can bypass the warnings by using a .lnk file to launch an executable.


Edit the Eudora.ini file and add lnk to the WarnLaunchExtensions list or upgrade to the latest version

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 1289

File Name: 1289.prm

Family: SMTP Clients

Published: 2004/08/20

Modified: 2016/02/05

Dependencies: 1331

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:W/RC:ND


Base Score: 5.3

Temporal Score: 4.7


Temporal Vector: CVSS3#E:U/RL:W/RC:X

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2000-0874

BID: 1653