Title: Apache Tomcat Denial of Service
BUG-ID: 2002025 Released: 20th Jun 2002
A malicious user could tie up all 75 working threads and cause a Denial of Service situation.
By sending a large amount of null characters to the web service it is possible to cause a working thread to hang. The default installation has 75 working threads, which means this malformed request has to be sent to the server 75 times.
You can visit the vendor webpage here: http://jakarta.apache.org
This was reported to the vendor on the 23rd of May, 2002. We never heard back from the vendor. On the 10th of June, 2002, the issue was confirmed fixed in the latest build.
Upgrade to V4.1.3 beta, which is available here (URL is wrapped):
Author: Peter Gründl (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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