SMTP command that is specified in the alt_max_command_line_len array is detected, and its length
exceeds the maximum length that is configured in the array.
What To Look For
This event is generated when SMTP_SPECIFIC_CMD_OVERFLOW is detected by Snort's preprocessor.
No public information
No known false positives
Cisco Talos Intelligence Group
MITRE ATT&CK Framework
Tactic: Initial Access
Technique: Exploit Public-Facing Application
For reference, see the MITRE ATT&CK vulnerability types here:
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-2005-0560Heap-based buffer overflow in the SvrAppendReceivedChunk function in xlsasink.dll in the SMTP service of Exchange Server 2000 and 2003 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted X-LINK2STATE extended verb request to the SMTP port.
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