TCP/IP IP Fragmentation Remote DoS (jolt2)

high Nessus Plugin ID 11902



The remote host is vulnerable to a denial of service.


The machine (or a gateway on the network path) crashed when flooded with incorrectly fragmented packets. This is known as the 'jolt2' denial of service attack.

An attacker may use this flaw to shut down this server or router, thus preventing you from working properly.


Contact your operating system vendor for a patch.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 11902

File Name: jolt2.nasl

Version: 1.17

Type: remote

Published: 10/22/2003

Updated: 3/6/2019

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.5


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.1

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

Temporal Vector: E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: Settings/ParanoidReport

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/5/2000

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2000-0482

BID: 1312