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Vulnerability Assessment Details
Checks version number in WinGate's banner
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote proxy is affected by a denial of service vulnerability.
The remote host appears to be running WinGate, a Windows application
for managing and securing Internet access.
The version of WinGate installed on the remote host contains a flaw
involving the processing of DNS requests with compressed name
pointers. By sending a specially-crafted DNS request to a UDP port on
which WinGate is listening, an unauthenticated remote attacker can
cause the affected application to consume 100% of the available CPU,
thereby denying service to legitimate users.
See also :
Upgrade to WinGate 6.2.0 or later.
Network Security Threat Level:
Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.3
Networks Security ID: 21295
Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2006 Tenable Network Security
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