Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : apache2 (MDKSA-2004:135)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 15740
SynopsisThe remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionA vulnerability in apache 2.0.35-2.0.52 was discovered by Chintan Trivedi; he found that by sending a large amount of specially- crafted HTTP GET requests, a remote attacker could cause a Denial of Service on the httpd server. This vulnerability is due to improper enforcement of the field length limit in the header-parsing code.
The updated packages have been patched to prevent this problem.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.