MS10-024: Microsoft Exchange and Windows SMTP Service DoS (981832)

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 5510


The remote mail server may be affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


The installed version of Windows SMTP Service is affected by at least one vulnerability :

- Incorrect parsing of DNS Mail Exchanger (MX) resource records could cause the Windows Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) component to stop responding until the service is restarted. (CVE-2010-0024)

- Improper allocation of memory for interpreting SMTP command responses may allow an attacker to read random e-mail message fragments stored on the affected server. (CVE-2010-0025)


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows 2000, XP, 2003, and 2008.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 5510

Family: SMTP Servers

Published: 2010/04/13

Updated: 2019/03/06

Dependencies: 2004, 2005

Nessus ID: 45511, 45517

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 5.3

Temporal Score: 4.6

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows

Patch Publication Date: 2010/04/13

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2010/04/13

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-0024, CVE-2010-0025

BID: 39381

IAVB: 2010-B-0029