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Vulnerability Assessment Details

AnalogX denial of service by long CGI name

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Crash the remote HTTP service

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

It was possible to crash the remote service by requesting
a URL with too many characters following the /cgi-bin/
directory. For example:

http://www.YOURSERVER.com/cgi-bin/TOO-MANY-CHARACTERS

where 'TOO-MANY-CHARACTERS' represents a random string of
8,000 characters.

Solution : Upgrade your web server to the latest version, or consider
an alternate web server, such as Apache (http://www.apache.org).

Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 1349

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2000 Renaud Deraison

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