Web Server HTTP Basic Authorization Header Remote Overflow DoS

This script is Copyright (C) 2004-2014 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 a request with a
long basic authentication field.

A remote attacker may exploit this vulnerability to make the web
server crash continually or even execute arbitrary code.

Solution :

Upgrade to the latest version 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)

Family: Web Servers

Nessus Plugin ID: 12201 ()

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