Apache HTTP Server DOS device name HTTP POST code execution

apache-device-code-execution (11125) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk


Apache HTTP Server could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by a vulnerability in the ap_directory_walk function. By sending a specially-crafted HTTP POST request for a DOS device name to the Web server, a remote attacker could execute arbitrary code on the system with privileges of the Web server process.


Gain Access


Upgrade to the latest version of Apache HTTP Server (2.0.44 or later), available from the Apache HTTP Server Project Web site. See References.


Platforms Affected:

  • Apache HTTP Server 2.0.36
  • Apache HTTP Server 2.0.37
  • Apache HTTP Server 2.0.38
  • Apache HTTP Server 2.0.39
  • Apache HTTP Server 2.0.40
  • Apache HTTP Server 2.0.41
  • Apache HTTP Server 2.0.42
  • Apache HTTP Server 2.0.43


Jan 22, 2003

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