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Vulnerability Assessment Details

WebSphere Host header overflow

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Too long HTTP header kills WebSphere

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
It was possible to kill the WebSphere server by
sending an invalid request for a .jsp with a too long Host: header.

A cracker may exploit this vulnerability to make your web server
crash continually.

Solution : Install PQ62144
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 5749

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2002 Michel Arboi

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