Sophos Anti-Virus Engine < 3.50.1 System Objects DoS

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 72337


An antivirus application on the remote Windows host is affected by a denial of service vulnerability.


The Sophos Anti-Virus install on the remote host uses an engine version earlier than 3.50.1. As such, it reportedly has a misconfigured Access Control List (ACL) on certain system objects that could allow a local attacker to cause the host to become sluggish and eventually crash, or display false 'ready for update' message popups.


Upgrade to Sophos Anti-Virus engine version 3.50.1 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 72337

File Name: sophos_3_50_1.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2014/02/05

Updated: 2019/11/26

Dependencies: 12215

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2014-1213

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5.6

Temporal Score: 4.1

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:sophos:sophos_anti-virus

Required KB Items: Antivirus/Sophos/installed, Antivirus/Sophos/eng_ver

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/01/21

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2014/01/31

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-1213

BID: 65286