HTTP 1.1 header overflow

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

CVSS Base Vector:
AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

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

Summary:
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)

Impact:
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)

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2003-0180

SecurityFocus Bugtraq ID:

https://www.securityfocus.com/bid/6951

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Severity
Medium
CVSS Score
5.0

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