Netscape Enterprise Server contains a buffer overflow in its handling of Accept headers

netscape-accept-bo (3256) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk


Netscape Enterprise Server and FastTrack server, are vulnerable to a buffer overflow in the server's handling of Accept headers. By using a browsing client to send a specially-crafted URL, a remote attacker can execute arbitrary code on the system with privileges of the Web server process.


Gain Access


No workaround information is available for this vulnerability.

Install the latest version of Netscape Enterprise Server, available at the Netscape Downloads Web site. See References.


Platforms Affected:

  • Apple Mac OS
  • Cisco IOS
  • Compaq Tru64
  • Data General DG/UX
  • HP HP-UX
  • IBM OS2
  • Linux Kernel
  • Microsoft Windows 2000
  • Microsoft Windows 2003 Server
  • Microsoft Windows 95
  • Microsoft Windows 98
  • Microsoft Windows 98SE
  • Microsoft Windows Me
  • Microsoft Windows NT 4.0
  • Microsoft Windows XP
  • Netscape Enterprise Server
  • Novell NetWare
  • SCO SCO Unix
  • Sun Solaris
  • Wind River BSDOS


Sep 13, 1999

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