Ximian Evolution < 1.2.3 UUEncoding Overflow DoS / Data Injection

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 1307


The remote host is vulnerable to a Denial of Service (DoS) attack and data injection.


The remote host is running a version of the Ximian Evolution email client that may be vulnerable to a Denial of Service attack or data injection. The Evolution mail client supports uuencoded content and decodes it automatically when a message is initially parsed. An attacker may be able to send a malformed message that will crash the mail client. Because Evolution automatically decodes uuencoded messages, the presence of the malformed message may cause a Denial of Service attack as the user will be unable to remove the message from her mailbox.


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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 1307

File Name: 1307.prm

Family: SMTP Clients

Published: 2004/08/20

Modified: 2016/02/05

Dependencies: 1100

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.6

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

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


Base Score: 3.6

Temporal Score: 3.3


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

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2003-0128, CVE-2003-0129, CVE-2003-0130

BID: 7119, 7117, 7118