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Vulnerability Assessment Details

poprelayd & sendmail authentication problem

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 permits relaying for authenticated users.
It is however possible to poison the logs
this means that spammers
would be able to use your server to send their e-mails to
the world, thus wasting your network bandwidth and getting you
blacklisted.

*** Some SMTP servers such as Postfix will display a false positive
*** here

Network Security Threat Level: Low

Solution : Disable poprelayd

Networks Security ID: 2986

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2002 Michel Arboi

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