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Vulnerability Assessment Details

Header overflow against HTTP proxy

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Too long HTTP header kills the HTTP proxy server

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
It was possible to kill the HTTP proxy by
sending an invalid request with a too long header

A cracker may exploit this vulnerability to make your proxy server
crash continually or even execute arbitrary code on your system.

Solution : upgrade your software
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 3904

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2003 Michel Arboi

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