HTTP 1.1 header overflow

Published: 2005-11-03 13:08:04
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database (NVD)

CVSS Base Vector:

Upgrade your software or protect it with a filtering reverse proxy.

It was possible to kill the web server by sending an invalid request with a too long HTTP 1.1 header (Accept-Encoding, Accept-Language, Accept-Range, Connection, Expect, If-Match, If-None-Match, If-Range, If-Unmodified-Since, Max-Forwards, TE, Host)

An attacker may exploit this vulnerability to make the web server crash continually or even execute arbirtray code on your system.

Detection Type:
Remote Vulnerability

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)

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