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Category:   Application (Web Server/CGI)  >   nginx Vendors:
nginx HTTP Response Processing Lets Remote Users Obtain Portions of Memory Contents
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1026827
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2012-1180   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Mar 20 2012
Impact:   Disclosure of system information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to versions 1.0.14, 1.1.17
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in nginx. A remote user can obtain portions of system memory.

A remote server can return a specially crafted HTTP response to cause the target system to reply with data from previously freed memory locations.

Matthew Daley reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can obtain portions of system memory.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (1.0.14, 1.1.17).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any)

Message History:   None.

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