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[GLSA-200411-18] Apache 2.0: Denial of Service by memory consumption

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Apache 2.0: Denial of Service by memory consumption

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200411-18
(Apache 2.0: Denial of Service by memory consumption)


Chintan Trivedi discovered a vulnerability in Apache httpd 2.0 that is caused by improper enforcing of the field length limit in the header-parsing code.

Impact

By sending a large amount of specially-crafted HTTP GET requests a remote attacker could cause a Denial of Service of the targeted system.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2004-0942
http://www.apacheweek.com/features/security-20


Solution:
All Apache 2.0 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-www/apache-2.0.52-r1"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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