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Vulnerability Assessment Details

Imate HELO overflow

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Checks if the remote mail server can be oveflown

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote SMTP server crashes when it is
issued a HELO command with an argument longer
than 1200 chars.

This problem may permit a possible hacker to shut down
your SMTP server.

Solution : Upgrade the SMTP server software
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 1286

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2000 Renaud Deraison

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