GLSA-200508-15 : Apache 2.0: Denial of Service vulnerability

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200508-15
(Apache 2.0: Denial of Service vulnerability)

Filip Sneppe discovered that Apache improperly handles byterange
requests to CGI scripts.

Impact :

A remote attacker may access vulnerable scripts in a malicious way,
exhausting all RAM and swap space on the server, resulting in a Denial
of Service of the Apache server.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All apache users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=www-servers/apache-2.0.54-r9'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 19535 (gentoo_GLSA-200508-15.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-2728

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