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Vulnerability Assessment Details

Abyss httpd crash

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Empty HTTP fields crash the remote web server

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

It was possible to kill the web server by
sending empty HTTP fields (namely Connection: and Range: ).

A possible hacker may use this flaw to prevent this host from performing
its job properly.


Solution : If the remote web server is Abyss X1, then upgrade to
Abyss X1 v.1.1.4, otherwise inform your vendor of this flaw.

Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 7287

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2003 Renaud Deraison

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