nginx HTTP Request Remote Buffer Overflow

High Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 5174

Synopsis

The remote web server is affected by a remote buffer overflow vulnerability.

Description

The remote host is running a version of nginx web server that is potentially affected by a remote buffer overflow vulnerability. Using a specially crafted HTTP request, an attacker can cause web server to crash, or potentially run arbitrary code subject to the privileges of the web server user.

Solution

Upgrade to nginx 0.5.38, 0.6.39, 0.7.62, or 0.8.15.

See Also

http://nginx.net/CHANGES-0.7

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 5174

Family: Web Servers

Published: 2009/09/14

Modified: 2018/09/16

Dependencies: 5173

Nessus ID: 41608

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSSv2

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.2

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

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

CVSSv3

Base Score: 7.3

Temporal Score: 6.8

Vector: CVSS3#AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:igor_sysoev:nginx

Patch Publication Date: 2009/09/14

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2009/09/14

Exploitable With

CANVAS (CANVAS)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-2629

BID: 36384