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Tomcat servlet engine MS/DOS device names denial of service

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Kills Apache Tomcat by reading 1000+ times a MS/DOS device through the servlet engine

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

It was possible to freeze or crash Windows or the web server
by reading a thousand of times a MS/DOS device through Tomcat
servlet engine, using a file name like /examples/servlet/AUX

A cracker may use this flaw to make your system crash
continuously, preventing you from working properly.

Solution : Upgrade your Apache Tomcat web server to version 4.1.10.
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2002 Michel Arboi

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