Sympa < 5.4 Content-Type Header Remote DoS

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 4454

Synopsis

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

Description

The remote host is running Sympa, a mailing list manager. This version of Sympa is reported to be vulnerable to a Denial-of-Service flaw stemming from an inability to properly parse user-supplied 'Content-Type' headers. An attacker exploiting this flaw would send a malformed request to the server, causing the service to fail.

Solution

Upgrade to version 5.4 or higher.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 4454

File Name: 4454.prm

Family: CGI

Published: 2008/04/01

Modified: 2016/01/21

Dependencies: 4455

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSSv2

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.1

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

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

CVSSv3

Base Score: 5.3

Temporal Score: 4.9

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

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

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-1648

BID: 28539

OSVDB: 43981