Apache HTTP Server HTTP GET request denial of service

apache-http-get-dos (17930) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

Apache HTTP Server is vulnerable to a denial of service attack. By sending a specially-crafted HTTP GET requests, a remote attacker could cause the server to consume all available CPU resources and hang.


Consequences:

Denial of Service

Remedy:

For Gentoo Linux:
Upgrade to the latest version of apache (2.0.52-r1, < 2.0 or later), as listed in GLSA 200411-18. See References.

For Ubuntu Linux:
Upgrade to the latest apache2 package (2.0.50-12ubuntu4.1 or later), as listed in USN-23-1 November 11, 2004. See References.

For Red Hat Linux:
Upgrade to the latest httpd package, as listed below. Refer to RHSA-2004:562-11 for more information. See References.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 3), ES (v. 3), WS (v. 3), Desktop: 2.0.46-44.ent.x86_64 or later

For Mandrake Linux:
Upgrade to the latest apache2 package, as listed below. Refer to MandrakeSoft Security Advisory MDKSA-2004:135 for more information. See References.

Mandrake Linux 10.1: 2.0.50-7.2.101mdk or later
Mandrake Linux 9.2: 2.0.47-6.12.92mdk or later
Mandrake Linux 10.0: 2.0.48-6.8.100mdk or later

For Trustix Secure Linux:
Upgrade to the latest apache package, as listed below. Refer to Trustix Secure Linux Security Advisory #2004-0061 for more information. See References.

Trustix Secure Linux 2.2: 2.0.52-6tr or later
Trustix Secure Linux 2.1: 2.0.52-0.2tr or later
Trustix Secure Linux 2.0: 2.0.52-0.1tr or later

For TurboLinux:
Upgrade to the latest httpd package (2.0.51-8 or later), as listed in Turbolinux Security Advisory TLSA-2005-2. See References.

For other distributions:
Apply the appropriate update for your system. See References.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • Apache HTTP Server 2.0
  • Apache HTTP Server 2.0 A9
  • Apache HTTP Server 2.0.28
  • Apache HTTP Server 2.0.28 Beta
  • Apache HTTP Server 2.0.32 Beta
  • Apache HTTP Server 2.0.32
  • Apache HTTP Server 2.0.34 Beta
  • Apache HTTP Server 2.0.35
  • 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
  • Apache HTTP Server 2.0.44
  • Apache HTTP Server 2.0.45
  • Apache HTTP Server 2.0.46
  • Apache HTTP Server 2.0.47
  • Apache HTTP Server 2.0.48
  • Apache HTTP Server 2.0.49
  • Apache HTTP Server 2.0.50
  • Apache HTTP Server 2.0.51
  • Apache HTTP Server 2.0.52
  • Canonical Ubuntu 4.10
  • Gentoo Linux
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 10.0
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 10.0 AMD64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 10.1
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 10.1 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 9.2 AMD64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 9.2
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 WS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 ES
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 Desktop
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 AS
  • Trustix Secure Linux 2.0
  • Trustix Secure Linux 2.1
  • Trustix Secure Linux 2.2
  • Turbolinux Turbolinux 10 Desktop
  • Turbolinux Turbolinux 10 F...
  • Turbolinux Turbolinux 10 Server
  • Turbolinux Turbolinux Home

Reported:

Nov 01, 2004

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