Apache Tomcat AJP12 Protocol Remote DoS

Medium Log Correlation Engine Plugin ID 800628


The remote host is vulnerable to a Denial of Service (DoS) attack.


It may be possible to freeze or crash the remote Tomcat web server by sending a specially crafted HTTP request. An attacker exploiting this flaw would only need to be able to send HTTP requests to the server. Successful exploitation would result in the web server being made unavailable to valid users.


Upgrade or patch according to vendor recommendations.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 800628

File Name: 800628.prm

Family: Web Servers

Nessus ID: 17322

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-0808

BID: 12795