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Vulnerability Assessment Details

POST with empty Content-Length

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
POST with empty Content-Length line kills Monkey Web server

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Your web server crashes when it receives an incorrect POST
command with an empty 'Content-Length:' field.

A cracker may use this bug to disable your server, preventing
it from publishing your information.

Network Security Threat Level: High

Solution : Upgrade your web server.

Networks Security ID: 6096

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

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