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Vulnerability Assessment Details

HTTP unfinished line denial

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
SWS web server crashes when unfinished line is sent

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

We could crash the remote web server by sending an unfinished line.
(ie: |Nessus| without a return carriage at the end of the line).

A cracker may exploit this flaw to disable this service.


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

Networks Security ID: 5664

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

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