Merak Mail < 9.0.0 BODY Element HTML Injection

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 4217


The remote host is vulnerable to an HTML injection attack.


There is a flaw in this version of Merak mail server. Specifically, the application fails to filter out dangerous script input to email. An attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code when the user accesses Merak via the webmail interface. Successful exploitation would result in the attacker executing code in the remote client browser.


Upgrade to version 9.0.0 or higher.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 4217

File Name: 4217.prm

Family: SMTP Servers

Published: 2007/09/19

Modified: 2016/01/21

Dependencies: 2004, 2005

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.4

Temporal Score: 4.5

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

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


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.7


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

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-5046

BID: 25708