WinGate < 6.1.3 POST Request Buffer Overflow

High Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 3642


The remote HTTP proxy server is prone to a buffer overflow attack.


The remote host appears to be running WinGate Proxy Server, a Windows application for managing and securing Internet access. According to its banner, the version of WinGate installed on the remote host is affected by a buffer overflow vulnerability in its HTTP proxy service. An attacker with access to use the proxy may be able to exploit this issue to execute arbitrary code on the remote host. By default, the service operates with LOCAL SYSTEM privileges, which means that a successful attack may result in a complete compromise of the affected system.


Upgrade to version 6.1.3 or higher.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 3642

Family: Web Servers

Published: 2006/06/09

Modified: 2016/01/21

Dependencies: 1442

Nessus ID: 21674

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 7.1

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:U/RC:ND


Base Score: 7.3

Temporal Score: 7.1


Temporal Vector: CVSS3#E:F/RL:U/RC:X

Exploitable With


Core Impact

Metasploit (Qbik WinGate WWW Proxy Server URL Processing Overflow)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-2926

BID: 18312