GLSA-200508-15 : Apache 2.0: Denial of Service vulnerability
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 19535
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe 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.
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.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll apache users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=www-servers/apache-2.0.54-r9'