Web Server HTTP Cookie Header Remote Overflow
High Nessus Plugin ID 11077
SynopsisThe remote host is running a web server with a remote buffer overflow vulnerability.
DescriptionIt was possible to kill the web server by sending an invalid request with a long cookie name or value.
An attacker may exploit this vulnerability to make the web server crash continually or even execute arbitrary code.
This is known to affect early versions of Apache and may also affect additional web servers.
SolutionUpgrade your software or protect it with a filtering reverse proxy.