WinSyslog Long Syslog Message Remote DoS

High Nessus Plugin ID 11884


The remote syslog service has a denial of service vulnerability.


The remote host is running WinSyslog, an enhanced syslog server for Windows. A vulnerability in the product allows remote attackers to cause the WinSyslog to freeze, which in turn will also freeze the operating system on which the product executes.


Contact the vendor for a patch.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 11884

File Name: winsyslog_dos.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.20 $

Type: remote

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2003/10/15

Modified: 2016/11/02

Dependencies: 11936

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:H/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: Settings/ParanoidReport

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: No exploit is required

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2003/09/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2003-1518

BID: 8821

OSVDB: 2667

CWE: 119