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Mercury ph Server Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Checks for a buffer overflow vulnerability in Mercury ph Server

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

The remote ph service is affected by a buffer overflow vulnerability.

Description :

The remote host is running the Mercury Mail Transport System, a free
suite of server products for Windows and Netware associated with
Pegasus Mail.

The remote installation of Mercury includes a ph server that is
vulnerable to buffer overflow attacks. By leveraging this issue, an
unauthenticated remote attacker is able to crash the remote service
and possibly execute arbitrary code remotely.

See also :

http://www.milw0rm.com/id.php?id=1375
http://www.pmail.com/newsflash.htm#whfix

Solution :

Install the Jan 2006 Mercury/32 Security patches for MercuryW and
MercuryH from http://www.pmail.com/patches.htm.

Network Security Threat Level:

High / CVSS Base Score : 7
(AV:R/AC:L/Au:NR/C:P/A:P/I:P/B:N)

Networks Security ID: 16396

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2006 Tenable Network Security

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