Web Server HTTP Method Handling Remote Overflow

This script is Copyright (C) 2002-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote host is running a web server with a remote buffer overflow
vulnerability.

Description :

It was possible to kill the web server by sending an invalid request
with a long HTTP method field. A remote attacker may exploit this
vulnerability to make the web server crash continually or possibly
execute arbitrary code.

See also :

http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/bugtraq/2002-07/0329.html

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.1
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:W/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Web Servers

Nessus Plugin ID: 11065 ()

Bugtraq ID: 5319

CVE ID: CVE-2002-1061