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If through a vulnerability assessment, a network security issue is detected for the vulnerability below, applying the appropriate security patches in a timely matter is very important. If you have detected that your system has already been compromised, following CERT's Network Security recovery document will assist with recommended steps for system recovery.
Vulnerability Assessment Details
Acertains if the remote NAI WebShield SMTP Management trusts us
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote NAI WebShield SMTP Management tool
is vulnerable to a buffer overflow which permits
a possible hacker to gain execute arbitrary code
on this host when it is issued a too long argument
as a configuration parameter.
In addition to this, it permits a possible hacker to disable
the service at will.
* To re-enable the service :
- execute regedit
- edit the registry key 'Quarantine_Path' under
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Network Associates\TVD\WebShield SMTP\MailScan
- change its value from 'XXX...XXX' to the valid path to
the quarantine folder.
- restart the service
Solution : filter incoming traffic to this port. You
may also restrict the set of trusted hosts in the
configuration console :
- go to the 'server' section
- select the 'trusted clients' tab
- and set the data accordingly
Network Security Threat Level: High
Networks Security ID: 1254
Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2000 Renaud Deraison
Home Networking, Cable & DSL
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