Abyss Web Server Malformed GET Request Remote DoS

This script is Copyright (C) 2003-2011 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote web server is vulnerable to a denial of service attack.

Description :

It was possible to kill the remote web server by sending empty HTTP
request headers (namely Connection: or Range:).

An attacker may use this flaw to crash the affected application, thereby
denying service to legitimate users.

See also :

http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/bugtraq/2003-04/0095.html

Solution :

Upgrade to version 1.1.4 or higher, as it has been reported to fix
this vulnerability.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#E:H/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Web Servers

Nessus Plugin ID: 11521 (abyss_dos.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 7287

CVE ID: CVE-2003-1364