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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
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.
Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.3
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