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TUCoPS :: Macintosh :: wsharemc.htm

Shutting down MacOS Web Sharing with a buffer overflow



Vulnerability

    Apple's Web Sharing

Affected

    MacOS

Description

    'feh' posted following.  Telnet to port 80 of a Web Sharing server
    (built into  system 8.0+).   Upon connect  enter any  string of at
    least 3000+ characters.  Hit  return twice, Web Sharing will  stop
    servicing.

Solution

    It  does  not  seem  to  make  the  server any less stable and Web
    Sharing seems to  be able to  be restarted with  out a reboot  and
    without any ill effects.


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