Retrospect Client Malformed Packet DoS

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 20996


The remote backup client is susceptible to denial of service attacks.


According to its version number, the installed instance of Retrospect Client for Windows reportedly will stop working if it receives a packet starting with a specially crafted sequence of bytes. An unauthenticated, remote attacker may be able to leverage this flaw to prevent the affected host from being backed up.


Upgrade to Retrospect Client for Windows version 6.5.138 / 7.0.109 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 20996

File Name: retrospect_client_dos.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: remote

Family: Misc.

Published: 2006/03/03

Modified: 2011/09/23

Dependencies: 20995

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/03/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-0995

BID: 16933

OSVDB: 23613