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[GLSA-200608-06] Courier MTA: Denial of Service vulnerability Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Courier MTA: Denial of Service vulnerability
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200608-06
(Courier MTA: Denial of Service vulnerability)
Courier MTA has fixed a security issue relating to usernames containing
the "=" character, causing high CPU utilization.
A possible hacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending a specially
crafted email to a mail gateway running a vulnerable version of Courier
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Courier MTA users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=mail-mta/courier-0.53.2"
Threat Level: Medium
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