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Vulnerability Assessment Details

SMTP Authentication Error

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Checks if the remote mail server can be used as a spam relay

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote SMTP server is vulnerable to a flaw in its authentication
process.

This vulnerability permits any unauthorized user to successfully
authenticate and use the remote SMTP server.

A possible hacker may use this flaw to use this SMTP server
as a spam relay.

Solution : see http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS01-037.mspx.

Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 2988

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2001 Renaud Deraison

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