SOCKS4 Server Recursive Connection Remote DoS

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

Synopsis :

The remote SOCKS service is prone to a denial of service attack.

Description :

It is possible to connect to the SOCKS4 server through itself. An
attacker can leverage this issue to saturate the host's CPU, memory or
file descriptors.

Solution :

Reconfigure the service so that it refuses connections to itself.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.8

Family: Firewalls

Nessus Plugin ID: 17155 ()

Bugtraq ID:


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