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Mercur WebView WebClient

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Checks for a buffer overflow

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote WebView service does not do proper bound
checking when it handles the GET request,
and thus is subject to a buffer overflow
which results in a Denial of Service.

The request that could lead to a buffer
overflow is :

GET /mmain.html&mail_user=aaa[...]aaa

A possible hacker may use this problem to
prevent your users from checking their
mails.


Solution : contact the vendor for a patch
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 1056

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2000 Renaud Deraison

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