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Vulnerability Assessment Details

thttpd 2.04 buffer overflow

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
thttpd buffer overflow

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
It is possible to make the remote thttpd server execute
arbitrary code by sending a request like :

GET / HTTP/1.0
If-Modified-Since: AAA[...]AAAA

A possible hacker may use this to gain control on your computer.

Solution : if you are using thttpd, upgrade to version 2.05. If you
are not, then contact your vendor and ask for a patch,
or change your web server
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 1248

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

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