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WinGate Compressed Name Pointer Denial of Service Vulnerability Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Checks version number in WinGate's banner

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

Synopsis :

The remote proxy is affected by a denial of service vulnerability.

Description :

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 :

Solution :

Upgrade to WinGate 6.2.0 or later.

Threat Level:

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.3

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