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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.10259
Category:SMTP problems
Title:Sendmail mailing to files
Summary:NOSUMMARY
Description:Description:


The remote SMTP server did not complain when issued the
command :
MAIL FROM: root@this_host
RCPT TO: /tmp/nessus_test

This probably means that it is possible to send mail directly
to files, which is a serious threat, since this allows
anyone to overwrite any file on the remote server.

*** This security hole might be a false positive, since
*** some MTAs will not complain to this test, but instead
*** just drop the message silently.
*** Check for the presence of file 'nessus_test' in /tmp !

Solution : upgrade your MTA or change it.

Risk factor : High

CopyrightThis script is Copyright (C) 1999 Renaud Deraison

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