Cisco IOS Software Overly Long GET Request Causes Buffer Overflow in HTTP Server

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Synopsis :

The remote device is missing a vendor-supplied security patch.

Description :

The Cisco IOS HTTP server allows for a malformed HTTP request that
contains two gigabytes of data. This could cause the router to reload
with a buffer overflow condition. It may be exploited to execute
arbitrary code on the router.

Note that the HTTP server must be enabled in order to exploit this

See also :

Solution :

Apply the relevant patch referenced in Cisco Security Advisory

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: CISCO

Nessus Plugin ID: 17787 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2003-0647