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Vulnerability Assessment Details

XMail APOP and USER Overflows

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Attempts to overflow the APOP command

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote POP3 server seems
to be subject to a buffer overflow when it receives
two arguments which are too long for the APOP command.

This problem may permit a possible hacker to disable this
POP server or to execute arbitrary code on this
host.

Solution : Contact your vendor for a patch
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 1652

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2000 Renaud Deraison

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