Apache < 1.3.31 / 2.0.49 Socket Connection Blocking Race Condition DoS

This script is Copyright (C) 2004-2015 Scott Shebby

Synopsis :

The remote web server is affected by a denial of service

Description :

The remote web server appears to be running a version of Apache that
is prior to 1.3.31 / 2.0.49. It is therefore, affected by a denial of
service vulnerability. A remote attacker can block new connections to
the server by connecting to a listening socket on a rarely accessed

Note that this issue is known to affect some versions of AIX, Solaris,
and Tru64 and known to not affect FreeBSD or Linux.

See also :


Solution :

Upgrade to Apache 2.0.49 or 1.3.31 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: 12280 (apache_conn_block.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 9921

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0174