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Vulnerability Assessment Details

Too long URL

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Web server buffer overflow

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote web server crashes when it receives a too long URL.

It might be possible to make it execute arbitrary code through this flaw.

Solution : Contact your vendor for a patch
Network Security Threat Level: High

Solution : Upgrade your web server.

Networks Security ID: 889, 1423, 2979, 6994, 7067, 7280, 8726, 17378

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

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