Novell eDirectory Host Environment Service (dhost.exe) HTTP Connection Header DoS

High Nessus Plugin ID 31863


The remote directory service is affected by a denial of service issue.


The remote host is running eDirectory, a directory service software from Novell.

The installed version of eDirectory is affected by a denial of service issue. By sending an HTTP request with a specially crafted 'Connection' header to the server, an unauthenticated attacker may be able to trigger a denial of service condition causing dhost.exe to consume 100% of the CPU and crash the system.


Upgrade to eDirectory 8.8.2/8.7.3 SP10 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 31863

File Name: edirectory_http_connection_header_dos.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: remote

Published: 2008/04/16

Modified: 2015/06/23

Dependencies: 25701, 10107, 11936

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.4

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:novell:edirectory

Required KB Items: Services/ldap

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-0927

BID: 28757

OSVDB: 44035

CWE: 399