Jabber Studio jabberd SASL Negotiation Remote DoS

medium Nessus Plugin ID 21120


The remote instant messaging server is affected by a denial of service issue.


The remote host is running jabberd, an open source messaging system based on the Jabber protocol.

The version of jabberd installed on the remote host suffers a segfault when a client sends a SASL 'response' stanza before a SASL 'auth' stanza. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can leverage this flaw to crash the application's c2s component, thereby denying service to legitimate users.


Upgrade to jabberd 2s11 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 21120

File Name: jabberd_sasl_stanza_dos.nasl

Version: 1.14

Type: remote

Published: 3/23/2006

Updated: 11/15/2018

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:jabberstudio:jabberd

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/20/2006

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-1329

BID: 17155