Apache Web Server Linefeed Memory Allocation Denial Of Service Vulnerability

2009-05-02T00:00:00
ID OPENVAS:100171
Type openvas
Reporter Copyright (C) 2009 Greenbone Networks GmbH
Modified 2017-09-18T00:00:00

Description

Apache 2.0 series webservers are prone to a denial-of-service condition. This issue occurs because of the way that Apache handles excessive amounts of consecutive linefeed characters. The server may allocate large amounts of memory, resulting in a denial of service.

                                        
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# OpenVAS Vulnerability Test
# $Id: apache_cve_2003_0132.nasl 7176 2017-09-18 12:01:01Z cfischer $
#
# Apache Web Server Linefeed Memory Allocation Denial Of Service
# Vulnerability
#
# Authors:
# Michael Meyer
#
# Copyright:
# Copyright (c) 2009 Greenbone Networks GmbH
#
# This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
# it under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 2
# (or any later version), as published by the Free Software Foundation.
#
# This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
# but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
# MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the
# GNU General Public License for more details.
#
# You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
# along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software
# Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin St, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301 USA.
###############################################################################

tag_solution = "This vulnerability does not affect Apache 2.0.45. Users are advised to upgrade.";
tag_summary = "Apache 2.0 series webservers are prone to a denial-of-service
   condition. This issue occurs because of the way that Apache handles
   excessive amounts of consecutive linefeed characters. The server
   may allocate large amounts of memory, resulting in a denial of
   service.";

if(description)
{
  script_id(100171);
  script_version("$Revision: 7176 $");
  script_tag(name:"last_modification", value:"$Date: 2017-09-18 14:01:01 +0200 (Mon, 18 Sep 2017) $");
  script_tag(name:"creation_date", value:"2009-05-02 19:46:33 +0200 (Sat, 02 May 2009)");
  script_tag(name:"cvss_base", value:"5.0");
  script_tag(name:"cvss_base_vector", value:"AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P");
 script_tag(name:"qod_type", value:"remote_banner_unreliable");
  script_cve_id("CVE-2003-0132");
  script_bugtraq_id(7254);
  script_name("Apache Web Server Linefeed Memory Allocation Denial Of Service Vulnerability");


  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright("Copyright (C) 2009 Greenbone Networks GmbH");
  script_family("Web application abuses");
  script_dependencies("http_version.nasl", "secpod_apache_detect.nasl");
  script_require_ports("Services/www", 80);
  script_tag(name : "solution" , value : tag_solution);
  script_tag(name : "summary" , value : tag_summary);
  script_xref(name : "URL" , value : "http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/7254");
  script_xref(name : "URL" , value : "http://httpd.apache.org/");
  exit(0);
}


include("http_func.inc");
include("version_func.inc");

httpdPort = get_http_port(default:80);
if(!httpdPort){
  exit(0);
}

version = get_kb_item("www/" + httpdPort + "/Apache");
if(version != NULL){
  if(version_is_less(version:version, test_version:"2.0.45")){
    security_message(httpdPort);
  }
}