GLSA-200411-18 : Apache 2.0: Denial of Service by memory consumption

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200411-18
(Apache 2.0: Denial of Service by memory consumption)

Chintan Trivedi discovered a vulnerability in Apache httpd 2.0 that is caused by improper enforcing of the field length limit in the header-parsing code.

Impact :

By sending a large amount of specially crafted HTTP GET requests a remote attacker could cause a Denial of Service of the targeted system.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.apacheweek.com/features/security-20
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200411-18.xml

Solution :

All Apache 2.0 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=www-servers/apache-2.0.52-r1'

Risk factor :

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

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 15693 (gentoo_GLSA-200411-18.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0942