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The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
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.
By sending a large amount of specially crafted HTTP GET requests a remote attacker could cause a Denial of Service of the targeted system.
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
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
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 15693 (gentoo_GLSA-200411-18.nasl)
CVE ID: CVE-2004-0942