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MailEnable HTTPMail Service Authorization Header DoS Vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Checks for authorization header DoS vulnerability in MailEnable HTTPMail service

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

The remote web server is affected by a denial of service flaw.

Description :

The remote host is running an instance of MailEnable that has a flaw
in the HTTPMail service (MEHTTPS.exe) in the Professional and
Enterprise Editions. The flaw can be exploited by issuing an HTTP
request with a malformed Authorization header, which causes a NULL
pointer dereference error and crashes the HTTPMail service.

See also :

http://www.oliverkarow.de/research/MailWebHTTPAuthCrash.txt
http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/bugtraq/2004-05/0159.html

Solution :

Upgrade to MailEnable Professional / Enterprise 1.19 or later.

Network Security Threat Level:

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4
(AV:R/AC:L/Au:NR/C:N/A:P/I:N/B:A)

Networks Security ID:

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

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