Simple, secure webserver malformed URL denial of service

simple-webserver-url-dos (10364) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


Simple, secure webserver is vulnerable to a denial of service attack. A remote attacker could connect to the Web server and request a malformed URL to cause the Web server to become unavailable for a lengthy period of time, denying service to other users on the network.


Denial of Service


Apply the Hotfix for this vulnerability, as listed in Symantec Security Response Advisory October 13, 2002. See References.

As a workaround, disable Simple, secure webserver.


Platforms Affected:

  • Symantec Enterprise Firewall 6.5.2
  • Symantec Enterprise Firewall 7.0
  • Symantec Gateway Security 5110
  • Symantec Raptor Firewall 6.5
  • Symantec Raptor Firewall 6.5.3
  • Symantec VelociRaptor 1000
  • Symantec VelociRaptor 1100
  • Symantec VelociRaptor 1200
  • Symantec VelociRaptor 1300
  • Symantec VelociRaptor 500
  • Symantec VelociRaptor 700


Oct 14, 2002

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