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Vulnerability Assessment Details

Lotus Domino SMTP bounce DoS

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Broken message bounced to himself exhausts MTA

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote SMTP server (maybe a Lotus Domino) can be killed
or disabled by a malformed message that bounces to himself.
The routing loop exhausts all resources.

A cracker may use this to crash it continuously.

Solution: Reconfigure your MTA or upgrade it

Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 3212

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

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