IDA Pro QNX File Loader Denial of Service

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 47828


The remote host contains an application that is affected by a denial of service vulnerability.


The 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.


Upgrade to IDA Pro 5.7 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 47828

File Name: ida_pro_57.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2010/07/26

Modified: 2015/01/12

Dependencies: 13855

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4

Temporal Score: 3.3

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2010/06/25

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2010/06/28

Reference Information

BID: 41201

OSVDB: 66016