WinGate Telnet Proxy localhost Connection Saturation DoS
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 10310
SynopsisThe remote proxy is vulnerable to denial of service.
DescriptionThe remote Wingate service can be forced to connect to itself continually until it runs out of buffers. When this happens, the telnet proxy service will be disabled.
An attacker may block your telnet proxy this way, thus preventing your system from working properly if you need telnet. An attacker may also use this flaw to force your systems to use another proxy which may be under the attacker's control.
SolutionConfigure WinGate so that only authorized users can use it.