IBM Websphere Caching Proxy 3.6/4.0 - Denial of Service Vulnerability

ID EDB-ID:21949
Type exploitdb
Reporter Rapid7
Modified 2002-10-18T00:00:00


IBM Websphere Caching Proxy 3.6/4.0 Denial Of Service Vulnerability. CVE-2002-1169. Dos exploit for unix platform


A vulnerability has been reported in the Caching Proxy component bundled with IBM WebSphere Edge Server. The vulnerability is due to inadequate checks when processing HTTP headers.

An attacker can exploit this vulnerability by sending a malformed HTTP request to the Caching Proxy. When the service attempts to process the request the service will crash thereby causing the denial of service.

GET /cgi-bin/helpout.exe HTTP