BrowseGate HTTP MIME Headers Remote Overflow

High Nessus Plugin ID 11130


It may be possible to execute arbitrary code on the remote web server.


It is possible to kill the remote server by sending it an invalid request with too long HTTP headers (Authorization and Referer).

BrowseGate proxy is known to be vulnerable to this flaw.

An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause the web server to crash continually or to execute arbitrary code on the system.


Upgrade your software or protect it with a filtering reverse proxy

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 11130

File Name: browsegate_http_overflows.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.26 $

Type: remote

Family: Web Servers

Published: 2002/09/21

Modified: 2014/05/25

Dependencies: 10107

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: Settings/ParanoidReport

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2000/09/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2000-0908

BID: 1702

OSVDB: 1565