nginx < 1.0.14 / 1.1.x < 1.1.17 Information-Disclosure

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 6457


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


The remote host is running a nginx HTTP server.

Versions earlier than 1.0.14(stable version) or versions earlier than 1.1.17(development version) are vulnerable to an information-disclosure vulnerability, when handling specially crafted HTTP responses. Attackers can exploit this issue to disclose the content of the previously freed memory. (CVE-2012-1180)


Upgrade to nginx 1.0.14(stable version) or 1.1.17(development version) or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 6457

File Name: 6457.prm

Family: Web Servers

Published: 2012/04/17

Modified: 2016/11/23

Dependencies: 1442

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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


Base Score: 5.3

Temporal Score: 4.6


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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:igor_sysoev:nginx

Patch Publication Date: 2012/03/12

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2012/03/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-1180

BID: 52578