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Vulnerability Assessment Details

Apache Connection Blocking Denial of Service

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Checks for version of Apache

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote web server appears to be running a version of
Apache that is less that 2.0.49 or 1.3.31.

These versions are vulnerable to a denial of service attack where a remote
attacker can block new connections to the server by connecting to a listening
socket on a rarely accessed port.

Solution: Upgrade to Apache 2.0.49 or 1.3.31.

Networks Security ID: 9921

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2004 Scott Shebby

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