HTTP Header Value Remote Format String

This script is Copyright (C) 2004-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote web server is prone to a remote format string attack.

Description :

The remote web server seems to be vulnerable to a remote format string
attack based on the way it responds to a request containing a header
whose value includes a format string. An anonymous attacker may be
able to leverage this flaw to make the affected service crash or to
execute arbitrary code on this host.

Solution :

Upgrade the software or contact the vendor and inform them of this

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0

Family: Web Servers

Nessus Plugin ID: 15642 (http_header_value_format_string.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:


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