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Vulnerability Assessment Details

HTTP negative Content-Length buffer overflow

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

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

We could crash the web server by sending an invalid POST
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.

Network Security Threat Level: High

Solution : Upgrade your web server

Networks Security ID:

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

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