WN Server overly long GET request buffer overflow

wn-server-get-bo (10223) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

WN Server is vulnerable to a buffer overflow. By sending an overly long GET request to the HTTP server, a remote attacker could bypass character filtering to overflow a buffer and execute code on the system with the privileges of the server.


Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of WN Server (2.4.4 or later), available from the WN Server Web site. See References.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • John Franks WN Server 1.18.2 - 2.0.0

Reported:

Sep 30, 2002

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