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Vulnerability Assessment Details

MDaemon crash

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Crashes the remote MTA

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
It was possible to crash the
remote SMTP server by sending a too long
argument to the HELO command.

This problem permits a possible hacker to make your
SMTP server crash, thus preventing you
from sending or receiving e-mails, which
will affect your work.

Solution : contact your vendor for a fix.

Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 8555, 8621, 8622

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 1999 Renaud Deraison

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