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Abyss httpd DoS

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Try to pass a MS-DOS device name to crash the remote web server

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

It was possible to kill the web server by sending a MS-DOS device
names in an HTTP request.

A possible hacker may use this flaw to prevent this host from performing its
job properly.

Solution : Upgrade your web server to the latest version
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2004 David Maciejak

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