ID CVE-2017-16249
Summary The Debut embedded http server contains a remotely exploitable denial of service where a single malformed HTTP POST request can cause the server to hang until eventually replying (~300 seconds) with an HTTP 500 error. While the server is hung, print jobs over the network are blocked and the web interface is inaccessible. An attacker can continuously send this malformed request to keep the device inaccessible to legitimate traffic.
Vulnerable Configurations
  • cpe:2.3:o:brother:dcp-j132w_firmware:1.20
  • cpe:2.3:h:brother:dcp-j132w
Base: 7.8
  • Embedding Scripts within Scripts
    An attack of this type exploits a programs' vulnerabilities that are brought on by allowing remote hosts to execute scripts. The attacker leverages this capability to execute scripts to execute his/her own script by embedding it within other scripts that the target software is likely to execute. The attacker must have the ability to inject script into script that is likely to be executed. If this is done, then the attacker can potentially launch a variety of probes and attacks against the web server's local environment, in many cases the so-called DMZ, back end resources the web server can communicate with, and other hosts. With the proliferation of intermediaries, such as Web App Firewalls, network devices, and even printers having JVMs and Web servers, there are many locales where an attacker can inject malicious scripts. Since this attack pattern defines scripts within scripts, there are likely privileges to execute said attack on the host. Of course, these attacks are not solely limited to the server side, client side scripts like Ajax and client side JavaScript can contain malicious scripts as well. In general all that is required is for there to be sufficient privileges to execute a script, but not protected against writing.
  • Signature Spoofing by Key Theft
    An attacker obtains an authoritative or reputable signer's private signature key by theft and then uses this key to forge signatures from the original signer to mislead a victim into performing actions that benefit the attacker.
exploit-db via4
description Debut Embedded httpd 1.20 - Denial of Service. CVE-2017-16249. Dos exploit for Hardware platform
file exploits/hardware/dos/
id EDB-ID:43119
last seen 2017-11-06
modified 2017-11-02
platform hardware
published 2017-11-02
reporter Exploit-DB
title Debut Embedded httpd 1.20 - Denial of Service
type dos
metasploit via4
description The Debut embedded HTTP server <= 1.20 on Brother printers allows for a Denial of Service (DoS) condition via a crafted HTTP request. The printer will be unresponsive from HTTP and printing requests for ~300 seconds. After which, the printer will start responding again.
last seen 2019-03-21
modified 2018-01-25
published 2017-12-29
reliability Normal
reporter Rapid7
title Brother Debut http Denial Of Service
nessus via4
NASL family CGI abuses
description According to its self-reported version number, the embedded Debut HTTP server running on the remote Brother printer is equal or prior to version 1.20. It is, therefore, affected by a denial of service vulnerability.
last seen 2019-02-21
modified 2018-06-14
plugin id 104900
published 2017-11-30
reporter Tenable
title Brother Printer Debut embedded httpd <= 1.20 DoS
packetstorm via4
data source
last seen 2017-11-09
published 2017-11-07
reporter z00n
title Debut Embedded httpd 1.20 Denial Of Service
refmap via4
exploit-db 43119
Last major update 09-11-2017 - 21:29
Published 09-11-2017 - 21:29
Last modified 30-11-2017 - 10:12
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