Apache Tomcat MS-DOS Device Name Request DoS

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Synopsis :

The remote host has an application that is affected by a denial of
service vulnerability.

Description :

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

An attacker 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.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Web Servers

Nessus Plugin ID: 11150 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2003-0045