Splunk Enterprise 6.x < 6.0.1 Malformed Packet DoS

high Nessus Plugin ID 71784
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The remote web server contains an application that may be affected by a denial of service vulnerability.


According to its version number, the Splunk Enterprise hosted on the remote web server may be affected by a denial of service vulnerability that is triggered by malformed network input, resulting in the Splunk server becoming unavailable.

Note that this only affects Splunk Enterprise 6.0 components configured as data 'receivers' on the listening or receiving port(s), and it impacts Splunk Enterprise instances configured as indexers as well as any forwarders configured as intermediate forwarders.

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


Upgrade to Splunk Enterprise 6.0.1 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 71784

File Name: splunk_601.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: remote

Published: 1/2/2014

Updated: 11/15/2018

Dependencies: splunkd_detect.nasl, splunk_web_detect.nasl

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 5.8

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:splunk:splunk

Required KB Items: installed_sw/Splunk, Settings/ParanoidReport

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/17/2013

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/17/2013

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-7337

BID: 64419