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Vulnerability Assessment Details

MDKSA-2001:089: postfix

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Check for the version of the postfix package

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory MDKSA-2001:089 (postfix).


Wietse Venema, the author of postfix, reported a vulnerability in the SMTP
server where a remote attacker could execute a Denial of Service attack on it.
The SMTP session log could grow to an unreasonable size and could possibly
exhause the server's memory if no other limits were enforced.


Solution : http://wwwnew.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2001:089
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2004 Tenable Network Security

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