Smail < Multiple Vulnerabilities

High Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 2772


The remote host is vulnerable to a remote 'format string' flaw.


The remote host is running a version of Smail, a mail transport agent, that is older or as old as than version The remote version of this software contains various vulnerabilities that may allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the remote host by exploiting a heap overflow in the function which processes the 'MAIL FROM' command.


Upgrade to Smail or higher.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 2772

File Name: 2772.prm

Family: SMTP Servers

Published: 2005/03/25

Modified: 2016/11/23

Dependencies: 2004, 2005

Nessus ID: 17633

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.2

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

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


Base Score: 7.3

Temporal Score: 6.8


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

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-0893, CVE-2005-0892

BID: 12899, 12922