Multiple Web Server on Windows MS/DOS Device Request Remote DOS

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 10930


The remote host is running a Web Server that is affected by a denial of service vulnerability.


It was possible to freeze or reboot Windows by reading a MS/DOS device through HTTP, using a file name like CON\CON, AUX.htm, or AUX. An attacker could exploit this flaw to deny service to the affected system.


Contact your vendor for fixes.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 10930

File Name: http_w98_devname_dos.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.44 $

Type: remote

Family: Web Servers

Published: 2002/03/29

Modified: 2017/08/15

Dependencies: 11936, 10107

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.1

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: Host/Win9x

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2001/04/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2001-0386, CVE-2001-0493, CVE-2001-0391, CVE-2001-0558, CVE-2002-0200, CVE-2000-0168, CVE-2003-0016, CVE-2001-0602

BID: 1043, 2575, 2608, 2622, 2649, 2704, 3929, 6659, 6662

OSVDB: 1251, 1803, 1817, 3781, 9708, 9709, 10810, 11346, 11640