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Windows XP UPnP NOTIFY Method LOCATION Header Buffer Overflow

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Windows XP UPnP NOTIFY Method LOCATION Header Buffer Overflow

Severity
8
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
12/20/2001
Created
07/25/2018
Added
11/01/2004
Modified
12/04/2013

Description

Windows XP and some versions of Windows ME and 98 support UPnP (Universal Plug and Play). UPnP follows the HTTP syntax, defining some new request methods and headers. One of these request types is NOTIFY. When a NOTIFY packet is received, the UPnP service can locate detailed information about the advertising UPnP service by connecting to the URL specified in the LOCATION header. Windows does not validate this URL before connecting to it, allowing a buffer overflow to occur.

Solution(s)

  • http-upnp-0001

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