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Vulnerability Assessment Details

GFI MailSecurity Web Module Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Checks for a buffer overflow vulnerability in GFI MailSecurity's Web Module

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

The remote host contains an application that is affected by a buffer
overflow vulnerability.

Description :

According to its version number, the instance of GFI MailSecurity on
the remote host suffers from a buffer overflow in its web based
moderator interface. An unauthenticated attacker can reportedly
exploit this flaw by sending large strings in several areas of the
HTTP request to gain control of the remote host.

See also :

http://online.securityfocus.com/archive/1/413142/30/0/threaded
http://kbase.gfi.com/showarticle.asp?id=KBID002451

Solution :

Apply the patch referenced in the vendor advisory above.

Network Security Threat Level:

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10
(AV:R/AC:L/Au:NR/C:C/A:C/I:C/B:N)

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2006 Tenable Network Security

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