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Simple Web Server Connection Header Buffer Overflow

Disclosed
07/20/2012
Created
05/30/2018

Description

This module exploits a vulnerability in Simple Web Server 2.2 rc2. A remote user can send a long string data in the Connection Header to causes an overflow on the stack when function vsprintf() is used, and gain arbitrary code execution. The module has been tested successfully on Windows 7 SP1 and Windows XP SP3.

Author(s)

  • mr.pr0n
  • juan vazquez <juan.vazquez@metasploit.com>

Platform

Windows

Development

References

Module Options

To display the available options, load the module within the Metasploit console and run the commands 'show options' or 'show advanced':

msf > use exploit/windows/http/sws_connection_bof
msf exploit(sws_connection_bof) > show targets
    ...targets...
msf exploit(sws_connection_bof) > set TARGET < target-id >
msf exploit(sws_connection_bof) > show options
    ...show and set options...
msf exploit(sws_connection_bof) > exploit

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