Axel < 1.0b conn.c HTTP Redirection Remote Overflow

High Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 2803


The remote host is vulnerable to an arbitrary 'command insertion' flaw.


The remote host is running Axel, a download accelerator for FTP and HTTP protocols. This version of Axel is vulnerable to a remote buffer overflow due to the way that it parses server '302' messages. An attacker exploiting this flaw would need to be able to entice an Axel user to browse to their malicious website. Successful exploitation would result in the attacker running arbitrary commands on the system.


Upgrade to version 1.0b or higher.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 2803

Family: Web Clients

Published: 2005/04/07

Modified: 2016/02/05

Dependencies: 1735, 8314

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.6

Temporal Score: 5.6

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

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


Base Score: 8.1

Temporal Score: 7


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

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-0390

BID: 13059