Delegate Compressed DNS Packet Remote DoS

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 2936


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


The remote host is running the Delegate DNS Service. This version of Delegate is vulnerable to a remote Denial of Service flaw. An attacker exploiting this flaw would send a malformed DNS query to the host. Successful exploitation would result in the loss of availability.


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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 2936

Family: DNS Servers

Published: 2005/05/24

Updated: 2019/03/06

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 5.3

Temporal Score: 4.9

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:U/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:delegate:delegate

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-0036, CVE-2005-0037, CVE-2005-0038, CVE-2005-4794

BID: 13729