LiteServe HTTP Service Malformed URL Decoding Remote DoS

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 11155


The remote web server may be vulnerable to a denial of service attack.


The remote web server does not respond after it receives a URL consisting of a long string of '%' characters.

Note that if the web server is protected with some sort of Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS), this may be a false-positive.


If the web server does indeed crash when scanned with this plugin, then upgrade or replace the server, protect it with a proxy, or firewall it.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 11155

File Name: LiteServe_DoS.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.20 $

Type: remote

Family: Web Servers

Published: 2002/11/18

Modified: 2013/01/25

Dependencies: 10107

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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

Reference Information

OSVDB: 55342