IDA Pro QNX File Loader Denial of Service
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 47828
SynopsisThe remote host contains an application that is affected by a denial of service vulnerability.
DescriptionThe version of IDA Pro, an interactive disassembler, installed on the remote host is older than 5.7. Such versions are reportedly affected by an integer overflow when loading QNX files.
By tricking a user into loading a specially crafted QNX file in IDA Pro, it may be possible for the attacker to cause the loader to go into an infinite loop, consuming 100% of the CPU and resulting in a denial of service.
SolutionUpgrade to IDA Pro 5.7 or later.