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.
Thanks to Matthew Murphy for reporting this vulnerability.
This document was written by Chad R Dougherty.
|Date First Published:||2003-02-12|
|Date Last Updated:||2003-02-12 15:37 UTC|