Apache HTTP Request Parsing HTML Injection

High Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 3042


The remote host is vulnerable to a flaw in the way that it parses HTTP requests.


The remote host appears to be running a version of Apache, an open source web server. This version of Apache is vulnerable to a flaw in the way that it handles malformed HTTP requests. An attacker exploiting this flaw would be able to possibly corrupt cache memory or inject HTML requests to a vulnerable Apache server. The vulnerability stems from a non-conformance to RFC 2616 that states that HTTP requests must not include both a 'Content-Length' and 'Transfer-Encoding' field.


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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 3042

Family: Web Servers

Published: 2005/06/30

Updated: 2019/03/06

Dependencies: 3057

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 8.5

Temporal Score: 7

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 8.1

Temporal Score: 7.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:F/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:apache:http_server

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-2088, CVE-2005-2090, CVE-2005-1993, CVE-2005-2491, CVE-2005-2757, CVE-2005-2969, CVE-2005-3185, CVE-2005-3700, CVE-2005-3701, CVE-2005-3702, CVE-2005-3704, CVE-2005-3705

BID: 15647, 14106, 13873