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Vulnerability Assessment Details

Too long OPTIONS parameter

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Web server OPTIONS buffer overflow

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

It may be possible to make the web server crash or even
execute arbitrary code by sending it a too long url through
the OPTIONS method.

Network Security Threat Level: High

Solution : Upgrade your web server.

Networks Security ID:

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

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