Pegasus Mail <= 3.11 Binary Message Handling Remote Overflow

High Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 1301

Synopsis

The remote host is vulnerable to a buffer overflow.

Description

The remote host is running Pegasus 3.11 mail client which contains a vulnerability, where if more than approximately 90KB of binary data is placed in the body of a message, an overflow will occur, causing the program to crash and/or allowing for the execution of arbitrary code.

Solution

Upgrade to the latest version of Pegasus.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 1301

File Name: 1301.prm

Family: SMTP Clients

Published: 2004/08/20

Modified: 2016/01/22

Dependencies: 1335

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSSv2

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND

CVSSv3

Base Score: 8.1

Temporal Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS3#AV:L/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS3#E:F/RL:O/RC:X

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2000-0931

BID: 1750