Splunk Enterprise 6.x < 6.0.1 Malformed Packet DoS
High Nessus Plugin ID 71784
SynopsisThe remote web server contains an application that may be affected by a denial of service vulnerability.
DescriptionAccording 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.
SolutionUpgrade to Splunk Enterprise 6.0.1 or later.