Noticeware Email Server POP3 denial of service

noticeware-emailserver-pop3-dos (45812) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

Noticeware Email Server is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by the improper handling of POP3 connections. By sending multiple overly large POP3 connections, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability and cause the server to crash.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 5
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Low
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: None
  Integrity Impact: None
  Availability Impact: Partial
 
Temporal Score: 4.3
  Exploitability: Proof-of-Concept
  Remediation Level: Unavailable
  Report Confidence: Uncorroborated

Consequences:

Obtain Information

Remedy:

No remedy available as of September 1, 2014.

References:

  • NoticeWare Web site: NoticeWare Email Server.
  • BID-31697: NoticeWare Email Server NG 'PASS' Command Remote Denial of Service Vulnerability
  • CVE-2008-6185: NoticeWare Email Server NG 5.1.2.2 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via multiple POP3 requests with a long PASS command.
  • OSVDB ID: 49046: NoticeWare Email Server POP3 PASS Command Connection Saturation Remote DoS
  • SA32202: NoticeWare Email Server POP3 Connections Denial of Service

Platforms Affected:

  • NoticeWare Email Server NG 5.1.2.2

Reported:

Oct 10, 2008

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