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Vulnerability Assessment Details

Tinyproxy heap overflow

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
proxy server heap overflow

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

It was possible to make the remote service crash
by sending it the command :

connect AAA[...]AAAA://


It may be possible for a possible hacker to execute arbitrary code
on this host thanks to this flaw.

Solution : if you are using tinyProxy, then upgrade to version 1.3.3a, or else
contact your vendor for a patch
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 2217

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

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