SOCKS5 Server Recursive Connection Remote DoS

This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2016 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 :

Solution :

Reconfigure your proxy so that it refuses connections to itself.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0

Family: Firewalls

Nessus Plugin ID: 17156 ()

Bugtraq ID:


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