Acme mini_httpd Protocol String Handling Memory Disclosure

This script is Copyright (C) 2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote web server is affected by an information disclosure
vulnerability.

Description :

The Acme mini_httpd web server running on the remote host is affected
by a flaw in the add_headers() function within file mini_httpd.c that
is triggered when handling HTTP requests that have a very long
protocol string. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this,
via a crafted request, to cause an out-of-bounds read error, resulting
in the disclose of sensitive information in process memory.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?013a3d27
http://acme.com/software/mini_httpd/

Solution :

If possible, upgrade to Acme mini_httpd version 1.23 or later. For
vendor hardware, such as modems or industrial control devices, ensure
that the firmware is current and/or its net access is limited to
trusted networks only.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:U/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Web Servers

Nessus Plugin ID: 90925 ()

Bugtraq ID: 73450

CVE ID: CVE-2015-1548

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