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Vulnerability Assessment Details

MailCarrier SMTP Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Checks for SMTP Buffer Overflow Vulnerability in MailCarrier

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The target is running at least one instance of MailCarrier in which the
SMTP service suffers from a buffer overflow vulnerability. By sending
an overly long EHLO command, a remote attacker can crash the SMTP
service and execute arbitrary code on the target.

Solution : Upgrade to MailCarrier 3.0.1 or greater.
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 11535

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2004 George A. Theall

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