Apache Web Server for Windows and OS2 denial of service

apache-server-dos (6527) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


Apache HTTP Server is vulnerable to a denial of service attack. An attacker could send a specially-malformed GET request to the server to cause the server to stop responding. The server must be restarted in order to regain normal functionality.


Denial of Service


Upgrade to the latest version of Apache Web Server (1.3.20 or later), available from the Apache Web site. See References.


Platforms Affected:

  • Apache HTTP Server 1.3.12
  • Apache HTTP Server 1.3.13
  • Apache HTTP Server 1.3.14
  • Apache HTTP Server 1.3.15
  • Apache HTTP Server 1.3.16
  • Apache HTTP Server 1.3.17
  • Apache HTTP Server 1.3.18
  • Apache HTTP Server 1.3.19


May 12, 2001

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