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Vulnerability Assessment Details

Format string on HTTP header name

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Sends an HTTP request with %s in an HTTP header name

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote web server seems to be vulnerable to a format string attack
on HTTP headers names.
A possible hacker might use this flaw to make it crash or even execute
arbitrary code on this host.


Solution : upgrade your software or contact your vendor and inform him
of this vulnerability

Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2004 Michel Arboi

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