Web Crossing Content-Length header denial of service

webcrossing-contentlength-post-dos (15022) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

Web Crossing is vulnerable to a denial of service attack. A remote attacker can send a specially-crafted HTTP POST request with a large or negative number in the Content-Length header to cause the server to crash.


Consequences:

Denial of Service

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of Web Crossing (5.0 dated 2/9/04 or later), available from the Web Crossing Web site. See References.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • Web Crossing Web Crossing 4.0
  • Web Crossing Web Crossing 5.0

Reported:

Feb 03, 2004

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