Apache Jakarta Tomcat MS-DOS device name request denial of service
|jakarta-tomcat-msdos-dos (12102)||Medium Risk|
Jakarta Tomcat, running on some Microsoft Windows operating systems, is vulnerable to a denial of service. By sending a specially-crafted request for JSP Web page containing the name of a MS-DOS device, such as aux.jsp, a remote attacker could consume all available resources and cause the thread to hang.
Denial of Service
Upgrade to the latest version of Jakarta Tomcat (3.3.1a or later), available from the Jakarta Web site. See References.
- Jakarta Project Web site: The Jakarta Project.
- Jakarta Web site: Apache Tomcat 3.3.1a Release Notes.
- CVE-2003-0045: Jakarta Tomcat before 3.3.1a on certain Windows systems may allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (thread hang and resource consumption) via a request for a JSP page containing an MS-DOS device name, such as aux.jsp.
- OSVDB ID: 12233: Apache Tomcat MS-DOS Device Name Request DoS
- Apache Tomcat 3.0
- Apache Tomcat 3.1
- Apache Tomcat 3.1.1
- Apache Tomcat 3.2
- Apache Tomcat 3.2.1
- Apache Tomcat 3.2.3
- Apache Tomcat 3.2.4
- Apache Tomcat 3.3
- Apache Tomcat 3.3.1
Mar 26, 2003
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