MikroTik Winbox < 5.17 File Download DoS

medium Nessus Plugin ID 59732


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


According to its self-reported version number, the installation of MikroTik Winbox hosted on the remote web server is affected by a denial of service vulnerability. An unauthenticated, remote attacker may make multiple requests to download a large file, resulting in the service becoming unresponsive. Successful attacks can disconnect all Winbox clients, and make the service unresponsive for several minutes.

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Upgrade to MikroTik RouterOS 5.17 or later, disable the Winbox service, or restrict the hosts that can access it.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 59732

File Name: mikrotik_winbox_5_17.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: remote

Family: Misc.

Published: 6/27/2012

Updated: 4/11/2022

Configuration: Enable thorough checks

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/a:mikrotik:winbox

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/28/2012

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/19/2012