Pi3Web < 2.0.1 CGI Handler Long Parameter Handling Overflow

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 11099


The remote web server is vulnerable to a denial of service.


The remote server may crash when it is sent a very long CGI parameter multiple times, as in :

GET /cgi-bin/hello.exe?AAAAA[...]AAAA An attacker may use this flaw to prevent the remote host from working properly.


Upgrade to version 2.0.1 of Pi3Web.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 11099

File Name: pi3web_dos.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.21 $

Type: remote

Family: Web Servers

Published: 2002/08/22

Modified: 2014/07/11

Dependencies: 10107, 17975

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.1

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:pi3:pi3web

Excluded KB Items: Settings/disable_cgi_scanning

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2002/01/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2002-0142

BID: 3866

OSVDB: 5777