Web Server HTTP 1.0 Header Remote Overflow

This script is Copyright (C) 2002-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

Arbitrary code may be run on the remote server.

Description :

It was possible to kill the web server by sending an invalid request
with a too long HTTP 1.0 header (From, If-Modified-Since, Referer or

This vulnerability could be exploited to crash the web server. It
might even be possible to execute arbitrary code on your system.

** As this is a generic test, it is not possible to know if the impact
** is limited to a denial of service.

Solution :

Upgrade your web server or protect it with a filtering reverse proxy

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: Web Servers

Nessus Plugin ID: 11127 ()

Bugtraq ID:


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