MaxDB WebSQL < Remote Overflow

Critical Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 2528


The remote host is vulnerable to a buffer overflow.


The remote host is running the MaxDB SAP Web server that includes an administrative CGI called WebSQL. It has been reported that there is a remote buffer overflow within the WebSQL logon form. Specifically, a large username is reported to trigger a buffer overflow. More generally, the existence of the WebSQL script indicates that regardless of the version, the site administrators have allowed remote plaintext administration of the server. An attacker can use anonymous access to gain information regarding configured databases, server name, physical path of files, and more.


Upgrade to version or higher. In addition, use access control lists to block anonymous access to the webserver configuration pages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 2528

Family: Web Servers

Published: 2004/08/18

Modified: 2016/01/19

Dependencies: 1442

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

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


Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5


Temporal Vector: CVSS3#E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-0111

BID: 12265