Netscape Enterprise Server Accept Header Remote Overflow

This script is Copyright (C) 1999-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote service is prone to a buffer overflow.

Description :

The remote web server seems to crash when it is issued a too long
argument to the 'Accept:' command :

Example :

GET / HTTP/1.0 Accept: <thousands of chars>/gif

This may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on the remote
system.

Solution :

Upgrade to a version of Netscape Enterprise Server greater than 3.6.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.2
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:U/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Web Servers

Nessus Plugin ID: 10154 ()

Bugtraq ID: 631

CVE ID: CVE-1999-0751