MikroTik Winbox < 5.17 File Download DoS
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 59732
SynopsisThe remote host has an application installed that is affected by a denial of service vulnerability.
DescriptionAccording 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.
SolutionUpgrade to MikroTik RouterOS 5.17 or later, disable the Winbox service, or restrict the hosts that can access it.