Vulnerability Note VU#979793
Apache vulnerable to DoS via request for MS-DOS device
Systems running the Apache web server under some versions of Microsoft Windows may be vulnerable to a remote denial-of-service condition.
The Apache HTTP server fails to filter GET requests for MS-DOS style device names. This results in a denial-of-service vulnerability on systems running Apache under operating systems that use these device names (i.e., Microsoft Windows 95, Windows 98, and Windows Millenium Edition).
Remote intruders can cause the Apache server program to crash.
Apply a patch from the vendor
The Apache Software Foundation has released version 2.0.44 of the Apache HTTP server to address this vulnerability. Users are encouraged to upgrade to this version of the software.
Systems Affected (Learn More)
|Vendor||Status||Date Notified||Date Updated|
|Apache Software Foundation||Affected||10 Dec 2002||29 Jan 2003|
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Thanks to Matthew Murphy for reporting this vulnerability.
This document was written by Chad R Dougherty.
- CVE IDs: CAN-2003-0016
- Date Public: 21 Jan 2003
- Date First Published: 12 Feb 2003
- Date Last Updated: 12 Feb 2003
- Severity Metric: 0.43
- Document Revision: 14
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