A race condition exists in Apache 2 HTTP Server that may cause a denial-of-service condition on some platforms.
Apache HTTP Server versions 2.0.48 and prior contain a race condition in the handling of short-lived connections. According to the Apache anouncement, when using multiple listening sockets, a short-lived connection on a rarely-used socket may cause the child process to hold the accept mutex, blocking new connections from being served until another connection uses the socket.
This vulnerability does not affect Apache 2.x servers running on FreeBSD or Linux.
A denial-of-service situation may occur due the race condition until another connection is made the the socket.
This problem is resolved in Apache HTTP Server 2.0.49.
Thanks to Apache Software Foundation for reporting this vulnerability.
This document was written by Jason A Rafail.
|Date First Published:||2004-03-24|
|Date Last Updated:||2004-08-25 14:40 UTC|