Web Server HTTP Authorization Header Remote Overflow

High Nessus Plugin ID 10515


The remote host is running a web server with a remote buffer overflow vulnerability.


It may be possible to make the web server crash or execute arbitrary code by sending it an authorization string which is too long.


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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 10515

File Name: www_too_long_auth.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.31 $

Type: remote

Family: Web Servers

Published: 2000/09/16

Modified: 2014/05/27

Dependencies: 10107

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: Settings/ParanoidReport