Apache Tomcat 5.x < 5.5.35 Hash Collision Denial of Service

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Synopsis :

The remote web server is affected by a denial of service vulnerability

Description :

According to its self-reported version number, the instance of Apache
Tomcat 5.x listening on the remote host is prior to 5.5.35. It is,
therefore, affected by a denial of service vulnerability.

Large numbers of crafted form parameters can cause excessive CPU
consumption due to hash collisions.

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied
only on the application's self-reported version number.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?d97dc97c
http://www.nruns.com/_downloads/advisory28122011.pdf
http://tomcat.apache.org/security-5.html#Fixed_in_Apache_Tomcat_5.5.35

Solution :

Upgrade to Tomcat 5.5.35 or later. Alternatively, as a workaround, set
the 'maxPostSize' configuration variable to the lowest sensible value
required to support your hosted applications.

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:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Web Servers

Nessus Plugin ID: 57540 ()

Bugtraq ID: 51200
51447

CVE ID: CVE-2011-4858
CVE-2012-0022