ALT-N MDaemon < 6.5.0 POP Server Overflow DoS

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 1797


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


A buffer overflow vulnerability has been reported for MDaemon. The vulnerability is due to inadequate bounds checking one some POP server commands. An attacker can exploit this vulnerability by submitting a very large integer value to some commands on the POP server. This will cause the MDaemon service to crash when attempting to process the command.


Upgrade to MDaemon 6.5.0 or higher.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 1797

File Name: 1797.prm

Family: POP Server

Published: 2004/08/20

Modified: 2016/01/21

Dependencies: 3035

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.4

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

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


Base Score: 5.3

Temporal Score: 5.1


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

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2002-1539

BID: 6053

OSVDB: 12047