Savant Web server long file parameter value buffer overflow

savant-long-parameter-bo (7786) The risk level is classified as LowLow Risk


Savant is vulnerable to a denial of service attack caused by a buffer overflow in the handling of long file parameters. By sending several URL requests for files in the cgi-bin directory with a very long file parameter, a remote attacker can overflow a buffer and crash the Web server.


Denial of Service


No remedy available as of September 1, 2014.


  • BugTraq Mailing List, Sat Jan 05 2002 - 12:40:36 CST: Savant Webserver Buffer Overflow Vulnerability.
  • Savant Web site: Savant Web Server.
  • BID-3788: Michael Lamont Savant Web Server Long Request DoS Vulnerability
  • CVE-2002-0099: Buffer overflow in Michael Lamont Savant Web Server 3.0 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via a long HTTP request to the cgi-bin directory in which the CGI program name contains a large number of . (dot) characters.
  • OSVDB ID: 12205: Savant Web Server File Parameter Overflow

Platforms Affected:

  • Savant Savant 3.0


Jan 05, 2002

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