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ASN.1 Parsing Vulnerabilities (SMTP check) Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Checks if the remote host has a patched ASN.1 decoder (828028)
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote Windows host has a ASN.1 library which is vulnerable to a
flaw which could allow a possible hacker to execute arbitrary code on this host.
To exploit this flaw, a possible hacker would need to send a specially crafted
ASN.1 encoded packet with improperly advertised lengths.
This particular check sent a malformed SMTP authorization packet and acertaind that
the remote host is not patched.
Solution : http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms04-007.mspx
Threat Level: High
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