Leafnode < 1.11.2 Abrupt Disconnect DoS

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 2880

Synopsis

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

Description

The remote host is running the LeafNode NNTP server. The version of LeafNode is vulnerable to a remote Denial of Service (DoS) attack. Specifically, when an upstream NNTP server requests a header and then abruptly terminates the connection, the LeafNode NNTP server fails. Successful exploitation would result in a loss of availability.

Solution

Upgrade to version 1.11.2 or higher.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 2880

File Name: 2880.prm

Family: Generic

Published: 2005/05/04

Modified: 2016/02/05

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSSv2

Base Score: 5.4

Temporal Score: 4.7

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

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

CVSSv3

Base Score: 5.8

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

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

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-1453

BID: 13489, 13492