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Vulnerability of Webwasher: denial of service

Synthesis of the vulnerability 

An attacker can use a malicious url in order to create a denial of service of Webwasher when it is installed under Linux.
Impacted software: Webwasher.
Severity of this computer vulnerability: 2/4.
Creation date: 04/04/2008.
Références of this announce: BID-28600, CVE-2008-1797, VIGILANCE-VUL-7732.

Description of the vulnerability 

The Webwasher product is available as:
 - an appliance based on a Linux system
 - a software to be installed on Linux
 - a software to be installed on Windows
A vulnerability impacts versions installed on Linux.

Indeed, the url parsing incorrectly uses a Linux feature, which blocks the program.

An attacker located on the internal network can thus use a malicious url in order to create the denial of service. An external attacker can also invite an internal user to visit a malicious url.
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This computer threat impacts software or systems such as Webwasher.

Our Vigil@nce team determined that the severity of this computer vulnerability alert is medium.

The trust level is of type confirmed by the editor, with an origin of internet server.

An attacker with a expert ability can exploit this cybersecurity weakness.

Solutions for this threat 

Webwasher: version 6.6.3 build 3150.
Version 6.6.3 build 3150 is corrected:
  https://extranet.webwasher.com/download/csm/index.html

Webwasher: version 5.3.0 build 3159.
Version 5.3.0 build 3159 is corrected:
  https://extranet.webwasher.com/download/csm/index.html
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