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Vulnerability Assessment Details

Netscape Enterprise 'Accept' buffer overflow

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Accept overflow

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote web server seems to crash when it is issued
a too long argument to the 'Accept:' command :

Example :

GET / HTTP/1.0
Accept: /gif


This may permit a possible hacker to execute arbitrary code on
the remote system.

Solution : Contact your vendor for a patch.

Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 631

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 1999 Renaud Deraison

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