Cerbere HTTP Proxy Server Host: Header Remote DoS

This script is Copyright (C) 2004-2011 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote proxy server has a denial of service vulnerability.

Description :

The remote host is running Cerbere Proxy Server, a HTTP/FTP proxy
server for Windows operating systems. It is reported that versions up
to and including 1.2 are vulnerable to a remote denial of service in
the 'Host:' HTTP field processing. An attacker may craft a malicious
HTTP request with a large 'Host:' field to deny service to legitimate

See also :


Solution :

Upgrade to the latest version of this software.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.8
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.8
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Firewalls

Nessus Plugin ID: 14640 (cerbere_proxy_dos.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 11085