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[GLSA-200508-15] Apache 2.0: Denial of Service vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Apache 2.0: Denial of Service vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200508-15
(Apache 2.0: Denial of Service vulnerability)


Filip Sneppe discovered that Apache improperly handles byterange
requests to CGI scripts.

Impact

A remote attacker may access vulnerable scripts in a malicious
way, exhausting all RAM and swap space on the server, resulting in a
Denial of Service of the Apache server.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://issues.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=29962


Solution:
All apache users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-www/apache-2.0.54-r9"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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