VIGILANTE-2000008.txt

2000-09-06T00:00:00
ID PACKETSTORM:22958
Type packetstorm
Reporter Vigilante
Modified 2000-09-06T00:00:00

Description

                                        
                                            `NTMail Configuration Service DoS  
  
Advisory Code: VIGILANTE-2000008  
  
Release Date:  
September 4, 2000  
  
Systems Affected:  
- NTMail V5 Alpha Processor  
- NTMail V5 Intel Processor  
- NTMail V6 Alpha Processor  
- NTMail V6 Intel Processor  
  
THE PROBLEM  
The web configuration running on TCP port 8000 does not flush incomplete  
HTTP requests, and thus it is possible to use up all the server ressources  
within a very short time. During testing the CPU usage stayed around 90-99%  
and within 2 minutes the www.exe service had consumed more than 250MB of  
memory. An attack might result in the service crashing, when the system hits  
the maximum pagefile size.  
  
Vendor Status:  
Gordano was contacted on the 19th of August (Saturday) and a reply was  
received on the 21st of August. On The 22nd of August we received a fix,  
which appears to fix the problem.  
  
Fix (quote from the vendor):  
"Gordano Limited, developers of the award winning mail server NTMail, are  
pleased to have worked with Vigilante.com to secure their product  
and protect their customers from a potential DoS exploit."  
  
NTMail V5 Alpha Processor fix URL:  
ftp://ftp.gordano.com/ntmail5/hotfixes/ntmail5g_alpha_20000830.zip  
  
NTMail V5 Intel Processor fix URL:  
ftp://ftp.gordano.com/ntmail5/hotfixes/ntmail5g_intel_20000830.zip  
  
NTMail V6 Alpha Processor fix URL:  
ftp://ftp.gordano.com/ntmail6/hotfixes/ntmail6_alpha_20000830.zip  
  
NTMail V6 Intel Processor fix URL:  
ftp://ftp.gordano.com/ntmail6/hotfixes/ntmail6_intel_20000830.zip  
  
  
Vendor URL: http://www.gordano.com/  
Product URL: http://www.ntmail.co.uk/  
Copyright VIGILANTe 2000-08-19  
  
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Feedback:  
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VIGILANTe  
mailto: swat@vigilante.com  
http://www.vigilante.com  
  
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