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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.100321
Category:Web Servers
Title:nginx 'ngx_http_process_request_headers()' Remote Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
Summary:Determine if nginx is prone to a buffer-overflow vulnerability
Description:Overview:
The 'nginx' program is prone to a buffer-overflow vulnerability
because the application fails to perform adequate boundary checks on
user-supplied data.

Attackers can exploit this issue to execute arbitrary code within the
context of the affected application. Failed exploit attempts will
result in a denial-of-service condition.

Solution:
Updates are available. Please see the references for more information.

References:
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/36839
http://nginx.net/
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=552035
Cross-Ref: BugTraq ID: 36839
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2009-3896
http://marc.info/?l=nginx&m=125692080328141&w=2
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2009/11/20/6
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2009/11/20/1
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2009/11/23/10
Debian Security Information: DSA-1920 (Google Search)
http://www.debian.org/security/2009/dsa-1920
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2009-December/msg00428.html
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2009-December/msg00442.html
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2009-December/msg00449.html
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201203-22.xml
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/36839
http://secunia.com/advisories/48577
CopyrightThis script is Copyright (C) 2009 Greenbone Networks GmbH

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