nginx < 1.0.14 / 1.1.17 HTTP Header Response Memory Disclosure

medium Nessus Plugin ID 58414


The web server on the remote host is affected by a memory disclosure vulnerability.


The remote web server is running nginx, a lightweight, high performance web server / reverse proxy and email (IMAP/POP3) proxy.

According to its Server response header, the installed version of nginx is earlier than 1.0.14 or is 1.1.x before 1.1.17 and is, therefore, affected by a memory disclosure vulnerability.

An issue related to the parsing of HTTP header responses can allow a remote attacker to obtain the contents of previously freed memory.


Upgrade to version 1.0.14 / 1.1.17 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 58414

File Name: nginx_1_0_14.nasl

Version: 1.16

Type: combined

Agent: unix

Family: Web Servers

Published: 3/21/2012

Updated: 4/11/2022

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2012-1180


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 1.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.3

Temporal Score: 4.6

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:nginx:nginx

Required KB Items: installed_sw/nginx

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/15/2012

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/15/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-1180

BID: 52578