Sendmail < 8.13.7 Multi-part MIME Message Handling DoS

Low Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 3653


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


According to its banner, the remote sendmail server is running a version less than 8.13.7. There is a flaw in versions of Sendmail less than 8.13.7 that would allow a remote attacker to deny resources to legitimate users. An attacker exploiting this flaw would only need to be able to send email through the remote sendmail server.


Upgrade to version 8.13.7 or higher.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 3653

Family: SMTP Servers

Published: 2006/06/15

Modified: 2018/09/16

Dependencies: 2004, 2005

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 3.3

Temporal Score: 2.7

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

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


Base Score: 4.2

Temporal Score: 3.9


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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:sendmail:sendmail

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-1173

BID: 18433