McAfee WebShield < 4.5 MR2 Bounced Emails Format String

High Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 3504

Synopsis

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

Description

The remote host is running the McAfee WebShield SMTP server. This version of WebShield is vulnerable to a flaw in the way that it processes 'bounced' emails. An attacker can send a malformed email that, upon being bounced, will overflow the remote mail server.

Solution

Upgrade to version 4.5 MR2 or higher.

See Also

http://www.mcafee.com/us/products/mcafee/antivirus/internet_gateway/ws_smtp.htm

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 3504

File Name: 3504.prm

Family: SMTP Servers

Published: 2004/08/18

Modified: 2016/02/05

Dependencies: 2004, 2005

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSSv2

Base Score: 8.3

Temporal Score: 6.1

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

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

CVSSv3

Base Score: 8.7

Temporal Score: 7.5

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

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

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-0559

BID: 16742

OSVDB: 24366