UMN Gopherd < 3.0.6 Multiple Remote Vulnerabilities

High Nessus Plugin ID 16195


The remote host is running a Gopher server that is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


The remote host is running the UMN Gopher server.

The remote version of the remote gopher server seems to be vulnerable to various issues including a buffer overflow and format string, which may be exploited by an attacker to execute arbitrary code on the remote host with the privileges of the gopher daemon.


Upgrade to UMN Gopherd 3.0.6 or newer

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 16195

File Name: gopher_overflow.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: remote

Published: 2005/01/18

Modified: 2014/05/26

Dependencies: 11153

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 7.1

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

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

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: Settings/ParanoidReport

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0561

BID: 8157, 12254

OSVDB: 12913, 55702, 55703