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The mod_deflate module in Apache httpd 2.2.11 and earlier compresses large files until completion even after the associated network connection is closed which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (CPU consumption).

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9248

The mod_deflate module in Apache httpd 2.2.11 and earlier compresses large files until completion even after the associated network connection is closed which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (CPU consumption).

Family:
unix
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • CentOS Linux 4
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
  • Oracle Linux 4
  • CentOS Linux 5
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  • Oracle Linux 5
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
  • CentOS Linux 3
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2009-1891
Product(s):