FreeBSD : Python -- DoS via malformed XML-RPC / HTTP POST request (b4f8be9e-56b2-11e1-9fb7-003067b2972c)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 57926
The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.
Jan Lieskovsky reports, A denial of service flaw was found in the way Simple XML-RPC Server module of Python processed client connections, that were closed prior the complete request body has been received. A remote attacker could use this flaw to cause Python Simple XML-RPC based server process to consume excessive amount of CPU.