Family: Web Servers --> Category: destructive_attack
CERN httpd CGI name heap overflow Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Ask for a too long CGI name containing a dot
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
It was possible to kill the remobe
web server by requesting
GET /cgi-bin/A.AAAA[...]A HTTP/1.0
This is known to trigger a heap overflow in some servers like
A cracker may use this flaw to disrupt your server. It *might*
also be exploitable to run malicious code on the machine.
Solution : Ask your vendor for a patch or move to another server
Threat Level: High
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