The Bat! MS-DOS device name denial of service

thebat-msdos-device-dos (8303) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


The Bat! is vulnerable to a denial of service attack. If The Bat! is configured to save attachments separately from the message body, a remote attacker using MS-DOS device names in the attachment's filename can cause The Bat! client to crash.


Denial of Service


No remedy available as of September 1, 2014.


  • SECURITY.NNOV Advisory - February, 25 2002: Special device access in The Bat!.
  • BID-4187: Rit Research Labs The Bat! MS DOS Device Name Denial Of Service Vulnerability
  • CVE-2002-0338: The Bat! 1.53d and 1.54beta, and possibly other versions, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via an attachment whose name includes an MS-DOS device name.
  • OSVDB ID: 14398: The Bat! MS-DOS Device Name Attachment DoS

Platforms Affected:

  • RITLabs The Bat! 1.53d


Feb 25, 2002

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