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Category:   Application (E-mail Server)  >   MailEnable Vendors:   MailEnable Pty. Ltd.
MailEnable SMTP 'mailto' Format String Flaw Lets Remote Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1013473
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1013473
CVE Reference:   GENERIC-MAP-NOMATCH   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Mar 18 2005
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): 1.8 Standard Edition
Description:   A format string vulnerability was reported in MailEnable. A remote user can cause the SMTP service to crash.

A remote user can supply a specially crafted 'mailto' SMTP command to trigger a format string vulnerability and cause the SMTP service to crash. A demonstration exploit command is provided:

mailto: %s%s%s\r\n

A demonstration exploit is available at:

http://www.hackingdefined.com/exploits/mailenable.tar.gz

Mati Aharoni discovered this vulnerability. See-security Technologies reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can cause the SMTP service to crash.
Solution:   No solution was available at the time of this entry.
Vendor URL:  www.mailenable.com/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error, State error
Underlying OS:  Windows (NT), Windows (2000), Windows (2003), Windows (XP)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Mar 19 2005 (Vendor Issues Fix) MailEnable SMTP 'mailto' Format String Flaw Lets Remote Users Deny Service
A hotfix is available.



 Source Message Contents

Subject:  See-security Advisory: Format string vulnerability in MailEnable 1.8


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[-] Product Information
MailEnable Standard Edition provides robust SMTP and POP3 services for Windows NT/2000/XP/2003 systems.

[-] Vulnerability Description
MailEnable contains a format string vulnerability in the it handles SMTP mailto: requests

[-] Exploit
Proof of concept exploit code is available at http://www.hackingdefined.com/exploits/mailenable.tar.gz

[-] Credits
The vulnerability was discovered by Mati Aharoni

 
 


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