Sympa Malformed Content-Type Header Remote DoS

medium Nessus Plugin ID 31726
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The remote web server contains a Perl script that is prone to a denial of service attack.


According to its banner, the version of Sympa installed on the remote host contains a flaw that causes to crash when sending a text digest if it encounters a message with a malformed Content-Type header.


Upgrade to Sympa 5.4 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 31726

File Name: sympa_5_4.nasl

Version: 1.16

Type: remote

Family: CGI abuses

Published: 4/1/2008

Updated: 1/19/2021

Dependencies: sympa_detect.nasl

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:sympa:sympa

Required KB Items: Settings/ParanoidReport

Excluded KB Items: Settings/disable_cgi_scanning

Exploit Ease: No exploit is required

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-1648

BID: 28539

Secunia: 29575

CWE: 20