Rule Category

SERVER-MAIL -- Snort has detected traffic exploiting vulnerabilities in mail servers (such as Exchange, Courrier). These are different from protocol traffic, as this deals with the traffic going to the mail server itself.

Alert Message

SERVER-MAIL Metamail header length exploit attempt

Rule Explanation

Multiple format string vulnerabilities in Metamail 2.7 and earlier allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code.

What To Look For

Multiple format string vulnerabilities in Metamail 2.7 and earlier allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code.

Known Usage

No public information

False Positives

No known false positives

Contributors

Talos research team. This document was generated from data supplied by the national vulnerability database, a product of the national institute of standards and technology. For more information see [nvd].

MITRE ATT&CK Framework

Tactic: Execution

Technique: Exploitation for Client Execution

For reference, see the MITRE ATT&CK vulnerability types here: https://attack.mitre.org

CVE

Rule Vulnerability

Buffer Overflow

Buffer Overflows occur when a memory location is filled past its expected boundaries. Computer attackers target systems without proper terminating conditions on buffers, which then write the additional information in other locations in memory, overwriting what is there. This could corrupt the data, making the system behave erratically or crash. The new information could include malicious executable code, which might be executed.

CVE Additional Information

CVE-2004-0104
Multiple format string vulnerabilities in Metamail 2.7 and earlier allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code.
Details
SeverityHIGH Base Score7.5
Impact Score6.4 Exploit Score10.0
Confidentiality ImpactPARTIAL Integrity ImpactPARTIAL
Availability ImpactPARTIAL Access Vector
AuthenticationNONE Ease of Access