Livingston Postmaster denial of service

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A vulnerability has been found in Livingston Postmaster (affected version unknown) and classified as problematic. Affected by this vulnerability is an unknown code block. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a denial of service vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-404. As an impact it is known to affect availability.

The weakness was released 10/01/1995. This vulnerability is known as CVE-1999-0218. The exploitation appears to be easy. The attack can be launched remotely. The exploitation doesn't need any form of authentication. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available. The attack technique deployed by this issue is T1499 according to MITRE ATT&CK.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 10182 (Livingston PortMaster ComOS Malformed Packet Remote DoS), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Denial of Service and running in the context remote.

Applying a patch is able to eliminate this problem. Attack attempts may be identified with Snort ID 713.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at SecurityFocus (BID 2225), X-Force (1885), Vulnerability Center (SBV-233) and Tenable (10182).




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VulDB Meta Base Score: 5.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 5.1

VulDB Base Score: 5.3
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Class: Denial of service
CWE: CWE-404
ATT&CK: T1499

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 10182
Nessus Name: Livingston PortMaster ComOS Malformed Packet Remote DoS
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Snort ID: 713
Snort Message: PROTOCOL-TELNET livingston DOS
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Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-1999-0218 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 2225 - Lucent Portmaster Denial of Service Vulnerability
X-Force: 1885
Vulnerability Center: 233 - Livingston PortMaster DOS, High


Created: 06/17/2014 04:38 PM
Updated: 05/05/2019 04:51 PM
Changes: (3) countermeasure_name source_securityfocus_date source_securityfocus_class
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