Sympa Malformed Content-Type Header Remote DoS

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 31726

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VPR Score: 3.6


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: 1.15

Type: remote

Family: CGI abuses

Published: 2008/04/01

Updated: 2018/08/01

Dependencies: 31725

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 3.6

CVSS v2.0

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

CPE: cpe:/a:sympa:sympa

Required KB Items: Settings/ParanoidReport

Excluded KB Items: Settings/disable_cgi_scanning

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No exploit is required

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-1648

BID: 28539

Secunia: 29575

CWE: 20