Sybase ASA Client Connection Broadcast Remote Information Disclosure

medium Nessus Plugin ID 25926
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The remote database server is affected by an information disclosure vulnerability.


The remote Sybase SQL Anywhere / Adaptive Server Anywhere database is configured to listen for client connection broadcasts, which allows an attacker to see the name and port that the Sybase SQL Anywhere / Adaptive Server Anywhere server is running on.


Switch off broadcast listening via the '-sb' switch when starting Sybase.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 25926

File Name: sybase_asa_ping.nasl

Version: Revision: 1.8

Type: remote

Family: Databases

Published: 8/22/2007

Updated: 12/1/2017

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:sybase:sql_anywhere