Acme mini_httpd Protocol String Handling Memory Disclosure

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 90925


The remote web server is affected by an information disclosure vulnerability.


The Acme mini_httpd web server running on the remote host is affected by a flaw in the add_headers() function within file mini_httpd.c that is triggered when handling HTTP requests that have a very long protocol string. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via a crafted request, to cause an out-of-bounds read error, resulting in the disclose of sensitive information in process memory.


If possible, upgrade to Acme mini_httpd version 1.23 or later. For vendor hardware, such as modems or industrial control devices, ensure that the firmware is current and/or its net access is limited to trusted networks only.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 90925

File Name: minihttp_memory_leak.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: remote

Family: Web Servers

Published: 2016/05/05

Modified: 2016/05/09

Dependencies: 10107

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:U/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:acme:mini_httpd

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Exploited by Nessus: true

Patch Publication Date: 2015/12/28

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2015/01/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-1548

BID: 73450

OSVDB: 118378