NNTP message headers overflow

Published: 2005-11-03 13:08:04

CVSS Base Vector:
AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Detection Type:
Remote Vulnerability

Summary:
The scanner was able to crash the remote NNTP server by sending a message with long headers.

Impact:
This flaw is probably a buffer overflow and might be exploitable to run arbitrary code on this machine.

Recommendations:
Apply the latest patches from your vendor or use a safer software.

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

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Severity
High
CVSS Score
7.5

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