SOCKS5 Server Recursive Connection Remote DoS

This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2012 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote proxy is vulnerable to denial of service.

Description :

It was possible to connect to the SOCKS5 server through itself.

This allows anybody to saturate the proxy CPU, memory or
file descriptors.

See also :

http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc1928

Solution :

Reconfigure your proxy so that it refuses connections to itself.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Firewalls

Nessus Plugin ID: 17156 ()

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