GLSA-200411-18 : Apache 2.0: Denial of Service by memory consumption

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 15693


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


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.
Impact :

By sending a large amount of specially crafted HTTP GET requests a remote attacker could cause a Denial of Service of the targeted system.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Apache 2.0 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=www-servers/apache-2.0.52-r1'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 15693

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200411-18.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/11/13

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:apache, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2004/11/10

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2004/11/01

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0942

OSVDB: 11391

GLSA: 200411-18