NETGEAR ProSafe VPN Firewall Web Server Malformed Basic Authorization Header Remote DoS

This script is Copyright (C) 2003-2011 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote service is subject to an buffer overflow.

Description :

It was possible to crash the remote Web server (possibly the NETGEAR
ProSafe VPN Web interface) by supplying a long malformed username and

An attacker may use this flaw to disable the remote service.

Solution :

Reconfigure the device to disable remote management, contact the vendor for a patch.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.8
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Web Servers

Nessus Plugin ID: 11474 ()

Bugtraq ID: 7166