Web Server HTTP Cookie Header Remote Overflow

High Nessus Plugin ID 11077


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


It 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.


Upgrade your software or protect it with a filtering reverse proxy.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 11077

File Name: www_too_long_cookie.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.31 $

Type: remote

Family: Web Servers

Published: 2002/08/14

Modified: 2014/05/27

Dependencies: 10107, 10386

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

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1997/09/01

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-1999-0071

OSVDB: 9717