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Vulnerability Assessment Details

Generic SMTP overflows

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Tries overflows on SMTP commands arguments

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote SMTP server crashes when it is send a command
with a too long argument.

A cracker might use this flaw to kill this service or worse,
execute arbitrary code on your server.

Solution : upgrade your MTA or change it.

Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2003 Michel Arboi

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