Grabit NZB file denial of service

grabit-nzb-dos (32579) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


Grabit is vulnerable to a denial of service. By sending a specially-crafted NZB file containing semicolon characters in the subject field, a remote attacker could cause the application to crash, if the attacker could persuade the victim to open the malicious NZB file.


Base Score: 2.8
  Access Vector: Remote
  Access Complexity: High
  Authentication: Not Required
  Confidentiality Impact: None
  Integrity Impact: None
  Availability Impact: Partial
Temporal Score: 2.1
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed


Denial of Service


Upgrade to the latest version of Grabit (1.6.2 or later), available from the Grabit Web site. See References.


  • Grabit Web site: :: Home.
  • BID-22619: Grabit Field Handling Denial of Service Vulnerability
  • CVE-2007-1038: Grabit 1.5.3, and possibly earlier, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via a .nzb file with a subject field containing ';' (semicolon) characters. NOTE: the provenance of this information is unknown; the details are obtained solely from third party information.
  • OSVDB ID: 38906: Grabit Crafted NZB File Subject Field Remote Application Crash DoS

Platforms Affected:

  • Shemes Grabit prior to 1.6.2


Feb 20, 2007

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