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HTTP negative Content-Length DoS

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Savant web server crashes if Content-Length is negative

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

We could crash the Savant web server by sending an invalid
GET HTTP request with a negative Content-Length field.

A cracker may exploit this flaw to disable your service or
even execute arbitrary code on your system.

Solution : Upgrade your web server
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 5707, 6255

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2002 Michel Arboi

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