Family: Denial of Service --> Category: denial
Too long basic authentication DoS Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Too long Basic authentifcation chokes the web server
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
It was possible to kill the web server by
sending a request with an too long Basic authentication field.
A cracker may exploit this vulnerability to make your web server
crash continually or even execute arbirtray code on your system.
Solution : upgrade your software or protect it with a filtering reverse proxy
Threat Level: High
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