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Age in Days
CVSS Score
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Risk Level

2642


7.8

30 Days

High

 

This vulnerability is 7 years 2 months and 24 days old there are exploits publicly available for it. The vulnerability itself is over a year old, and with there being exploits publicly available it is highly advisable that this vulnerability is patched immediately.

 

Synopsis

The web server running on the remote host is affected by a denial of service vulnerability.

 

Vulnerability Description

The version of Apache HTTP Server running on the remote host is affected by a denial of service vulnerability. Making a series of HTTP requests with overlapping ranges in the Range or Request-Range request headers can result in memory and CPU exhaustion. A remote, unauthenticated attacker could exploit this to make the system unresponsive.

Exploit code is publicly available and attacks have reportedly been observed in the wild.

 

Solution

Upgrade to Apache httpd 2.2.21 or later. Alternatively, apply one of the workarounds in Apache's advisories for CVE-2011-3192. Version 2.2.20 fixed the issue, but it also introduced a regression.

If the host is running a web server based on Apache httpd, contact the vendor for a fix.


 

Further Information

 

CVE References

CVE-2011-3192 NIST | MITRE | CVEDetails

 

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