GLSA-200411-18 : Apache 2.0: Denial of Service by memory consumption
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 15693
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe 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.
By sending a large amount of specially crafted HTTP GET requests a remote attacker could cause a Denial of Service of the targeted system.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll Apache 2.0 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=www-servers/apache-2.0.52-r1'