Web Server HTTP Basic Authorization Header Remote Overflow DoS
High Nessus Plugin ID 12201
SynopsisThe remote host is running a web server with a remote buffer overflow vulnerability.
DescriptionIt was possible to kill the web server by sending a request with a long basic authentication field.
A remote attacker may exploit this vulnerability to make the web server crash continually or even execute arbitrary code.
SolutionUpgrade to the latest version or protect it with a filtering reverse proxy