Simple, secure webserver malformed URL denial of service

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

Description:

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.


Consequences:

Denial of Service

Remedy:

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.

References:

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

Reported:

Oct 14, 2002

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