Essentia Web Server long request denial of service

essentia-server-long-request-dos (8249) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


Essentia Web Server is vulnerable to a denial of service attack caused by a buffer overflow. By sending an overly long URL request to the server, a remote attacker can overflow a buffer and cause the server to crash. The server must be restarted to regain normal functionality.


Denial of Service


Upgrade to the latest version of Essentia, as listed in the NTBugtraq Mailing List posting dated Tue, 26 Feb 2002 13:00:40 +0200. See References.


Platforms Affected:

  • Essen Group Essentia Web Server 2.1


Feb 22, 2002

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