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Vulnerability Assessment Details

Lotus MAIL FROM overflow

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Overflows a buffer in the remote mail server

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

There seem to be a buffer overflow in the remote SMTP server
when the server is issued a too long argument to the 'MAIL FROM'
command, such as :

MAIL FROM: nessus@AAAAA....AAAAA

This problem may permit a possible hacker to prevent this host
to act as a mail host and may even permit him to execute
arbitrary code on this system.


Solution : Inform your vendor of this vulnerability
and wait for a patch.

Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 153, 1229

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

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