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Vulnerability Assessment Details

Rover pop3 overflow

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Attempts to overflow the pop3d buffers

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote pop3 server seems vulnerable to a buffer overflow when
issued a very long user name (10,000 chars)

This *may* permit a possible hacker to execute arbitrary commands
as root on the remote POP3 server.

Solution : contact your vendor, inform it of this
vulnerability, and ask for a patch

Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 894

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 1999 Renaud Deraison

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