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[GLSA-200508-15] Apache 2.0: Denial of Service vulnerability Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Apache 2.0: Denial of Service vulnerability
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200508-15
(Apache 2.0: Denial of Service vulnerability)
Filip Sneppe discovered that Apache improperly handles byterange
requests to CGI scripts.
A remote attacker may access vulnerable scripts in a malicious
way, exhausting all RAM and swap space on the server, resulting in a
Denial of Service of the Apache server.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All apache users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-www/apache-2.0.54-r9"
Threat Level: Medium
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