Akamai Red Swoosh < 3333 referer Header Cross-Site Request Forgery

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 33126


A remote Windows host contains a program that is affected by a cross-site request forgery vulnerability.


The remote host is running Akamai Red Swoosh client, which handles software distribution via the Swoosh network.

The version of Red Swoosh installed on the remote host includes a web server that listens on the loopback interface for management commands but it fails to properly sanitize the HTTP Referer header. By tricking a user on the affected host into visiting a specially crafted web page, an attacker can leverage this issue to cause files from arbitrary URLs to be downloaded and executed on the remote host subject to the user's privileges.


Update to Red Swoosh version 3333 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 33126

File Name: redswoosh_3333.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2008/06/09

Modified: 2015/01/12

Dependencies: 10456, 13855

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.6

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

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

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: SMB/Registry/Enumerated

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-1106

BID: 29587

OSVDB: 46021

Secunia: 30135

CWE: 287, 352