Web Server HTTP User-Agent Header 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

Description :

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

See also :


Solution :

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

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.2
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Web Servers

Nessus Plugin ID: 11069 ()

Bugtraq ID: 3443

CVE ID: CVE-2001-0836