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Format string on URI

Information

Severity

Severity

Critical

Family

Family

Gain a shell remotely

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

10.0

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

16 years ago

Modified

Modified

3 years ago

Summary

The remote web server seems to be vulnerable to a format string attack on the URI. An attacker might use this flaw to make it crash or even execute arbitrary code on this host.

Insight

Insight

Flaw is due to the application fails to properly sanitize user-supplied input before including it in the format-specifier argument of a formatted-printing function.

Detection Method

Detection Method

Send a crafted request via HTTP GET and check whether the server is vulnerable to format string attack.

Solution

Solution

Upgrade your software or contact your vendor and inform him of this vulnerability.