Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold prn.htm GET Request Remote DoS

High Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 2263


The remote host is vulnerable to a Denial of Service (DoS) attack.


According to its HTTP banner, the remote host appears to be running a vulnerable version of Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold, a network management application for Microsoft Windows. It is reported that versions up to and incluing 8.03 hotfix 1 are prone to a remote denial of service vulnerability when processing certain HTTP GET requests. An attacker may deny service to legitimate users by sending a malformed GET request for the 'prn.html' file.


Upgrade to WhatsUp Gold 8.03 Hotfix 3 or higher.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 2263

Family: Web Servers

Published: 2004/09/07

Modified: 2016/01/21

Dependencies: 1442

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

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

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


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 7.2


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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:ipswitch:whatsup_gold

Reference Information

BID: 11110