Apache 2.0: Denial of Service by memory consumption
Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
||GLSA 200411-18 / apache
||November 10, 2004
||December 30, 2007: 02
All supported architectures
A flaw in Apache 2.0 could allow a remote attacker to cause a Denial of
The Apache HTTP Server is one of the most popular web servers on the Internet.
Chintan Trivedi discovered a vulnerability in Apache httpd 2.0 that is caused by improper enforcing of the field length limit in the header-parsing code.
By sending a large amount of specially-crafted HTTP GET requests a remote attacker could cause a Denial of Service of the targeted system.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Apache 2.0 users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code Listing 3.1: Resolution
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-servers/apache-2.0.52-r1"