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Vulnerability Assessment Details

Magic WinMail Format string

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Magic WinMail banner check

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote Winmail POP server, according to its banner, is
vulnerable to a format string attack when processing
the USER command.

A possible hacker may use this flaw to execute arbitrary
code on this host.

Solution : Upgrade to version WinMail 2.4 or newer
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 7667

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2003 Tenable Network Security

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