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Apache 'mod_proxy' Remote Denial Of Service Vulnerability

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8616

The stream_reqbody_cl function in mod_proxy_http.c in the mod_proxy module in the Apache HTTP Server before 2.3.3 when a reverse proxy is configured does not properly handle an amount of streamed data that exceeds the Content-Length value which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (CPU consumption) via crafted requests.

Family:
windows
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • Microsoft Windows 2000
  • Microsoft Windows XP
  • Microsoft Windows Vista
  • Microsoft Windows 7
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2009-1890
Product(s):
  • Apache