Apache Tomcat MS-DOS Device Name Request DoS

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Synopsis :

The instance of Apache Tomcat running on the remote host is affected
by a denial of service vulnerability.

Description :

It was possible to freeze or crash Windows or the Apache Tomcat web
server by reading thousands of times an MS/DOS device through the
Tomcat servlet engine, using a file name like /examples/servlet/AUX.

An attacker can exploit this flaw to make your system crash
continuously, preventing you from working properly.

Solution :

Upgrade to Apache Tomcat version 4.1.10.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0

Family: Web Servers

Nessus Plugin ID: 11150 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2003-0045

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