Pi3Web HTTP Server HTTP request denial of service

pi3web-http-dos (33967) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

Pi3Web HTTP Server is vulnerable to a denial of service when handling HTTP requests. By sending an overly long specially-crafted HTTP request composed of multiple "\A" characters, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause a denial of service.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 3.5
  Access Vector: Remote
  Access Complexity: Low
  Authentication: Not Required
  Confidentiality Impact: None
  Integrity Impact: None
  Availability Impact: Partial
 
Temporal Score: 2.6
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Denial of Service

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of Pi3Web (PL2 or later), available from the Pi3 Web page. See References.

References:

  • Pi3 Web page: Welcome to Pi3.org.
  • BID-23713: Pi3Web Overly Long HTTP Request Denial Of Service Vulnerability
  • CVE-2007-2415: Pi3Web Web Server 2.0.3 PL1 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application exit) via a long URI. NOTE: this issue was originally reported as a crash, but the vendor states that the impact is a clean exit in which the server I/O loop finishes and the process exits normally.
  • OSVDB ID: 35466: Pi3Web Long URI Request Processing DoS
  • SA25009: Pi3Web HTTP Request Processing Denial of Service Vulnerability

Platforms Affected:

  • Holger Zimmermann and John Roy pi3Web 2.0.3 PL1

Reported:

Apr 30, 2007

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