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The remote web server is affected by a denial of service.
The remote host appears to be running a version of Apache 2.x that is
prior to 2.0.50. It is, therefore, affected by a denial of service
vulnerability that can be triggered by sending a specially crafted
HTTP request, which results in the consumption of an arbitrary amount
of memory. On 64-bit systems with more than 4GB virtual memory, this
may lead to a heap based buffer overflow.
There is also a denial of service vulnerability in mod_ssl's
'ssl_io_filter_cleanup' function. By sending a request to a vulnerable
server over SSL and closing the connection before the server can send
a response, an attacker can cause a memory violation that crashes the
See also :
Upgrade to Apache 2.0.50 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: 12293 (apache_input_header_folding_dos.nasl)
Bugtraq ID: 1061912877
CVE ID: CVE-2004-0493CVE-2004-0748
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