WinGate Telnet Proxy Server Detection

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 1920

Synopsis

The remote host is running an inherently insecure protocol or application.

Description

The remote host is running a Wingate Telnet Proxy server. If not configured securely, a Wingate Telnet Proxy server may be used by hackers to conceal their true origins by bouncing conections through these proxies.

Solution

Uninstall the server if not necessary; otherwise ensure connections to the proxy are only made by trusted hosts.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 1920

File Name: 1920.prm

Family: Backdoors

Published: 2004/08/20

Modified: 2016/01/21

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSSv2

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.4

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

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

CVSSv3

Base Score: 5.3

Temporal Score: 5.1

Vector: CVSS3#AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L

Temporal Vector: CVSS3#E:H/RL:O/RC:C

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-1999-0494, CVE-1999-0291, CVE-1999-0441

BID: 509