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[GLSA-200411-18] Apache 2.0: Denial of Service by memory consumption Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Apache 2.0: Denial of Service by memory consumption
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200411-18
(Apache 2.0: Denial of Service by memory consumption)
Chintan Trivedi discovered a vulnerability in Apache httpd 2.0 that is caused by improper enforcing of the field length limit in the header-parsing code.
By sending a large amount of specially-crafted HTTP GET requests a remote attacker could cause a Denial of Service of the targeted system.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Apache 2.0 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-www/apache-2.0.52-r1"
Threat Level: Medium
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