Web Server HTTP 1.0 Header Remote Overflow

High Nessus Plugin ID 11127


Arbitrary code may be run on the remote server.


It was possible to kill the web server by sending an invalid request with a too long HTTP 1.0 header (From, If-Modified-Since, Referer or Content-Type).

This vulnerability could be exploited to crash the web server. It might even be possible to execute arbitrary code on your system.

** As this is a generic test, it is not possible to know if the impact
** is limited to a denial of service.


Upgrade your web server or protect it with a filtering reverse proxy

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 11127

File Name: www_too_long_header10.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.31 $

Type: remote

Family: Web Servers

Published: 2002/09/21

Modified: 2014/05/27

Dependencies: 10582, 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