IBM WebSphere HTTP Request Header Remote Overflow

This script is Copyright (C) 2002-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote service is vulnerable to denial of service attack.

Description :

It was possible to kill the WebSphere server by sending an invalid
request for a .jsp with a too long Host: header.

An attacker may exploit this vulnerability to make your web server
crash continually.

See also :

Solution :

Upgrade to IBM Websphere Application Server 4.0.4 or later.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.7
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Web Servers

Nessus Plugin ID: 11181 ()

Bugtraq ID: 5749

CVE ID: CVE-2002-1153