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MDKSA-2004:135: apache2 Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the apache2 package

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory MDKSA-2004:135 (apache2).

A vulnerability in apache 2.0.35-2.0.52 was discovered by Chintan Trivedi
found that by sending a large amount of specially- crafted HTTP GET requests, a
remote attacker could cause a Denial of Service on the httpd server. This
vulnerability is due to improper enforcement of the field length limit in the
header-parsing code.

The updated packages have been patched to prevent this problem.

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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