ISS Internet Scanner HTTP response buffer overflow

is-http-response-bo (10130) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


Internet Security Systems' Internet Scanner is a network security vulnerability assessment product. Vulnerability Assessment products are used to probe networks and networking devices for security vulnerabilities. Internet Scanner version 6.2.1 for Windows NT and Windows 2000 is vulnerable to a buffer overflow, caused by improper parsing of HTTP responses. By configuring a malicious host to return an overly long malformed HTTP response, a remote attacker could overflow a buffer on the Internet Scanner host, which would cause Internet Scanner to crash or allow the attacker to execute arbitrary commands on the server.

Refer to Internet Security System Security Alert, September 18, 2002 for more information. See References.


Gain Access


Install X-Press Update 6.17, available from the Internet Security Systems Download Center. It can also be downloaded and installed using the Internet Scanner X-Press Update Installer. See References.


Platforms Affected:

  • IBM ISS Internet Scanner Software 6.2.1


Sep 18, 2002

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