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IBM OmniFind Crawler Denial of Service Vulnerability



EDB-ID: 15476 CVE: 2010-3899 OSVDB-ID: 69078
Author: Fatih Kilic Published: 2010-11-09 Verified: Not Verified
Exploit Code:   Download Vulnerable App:   N/A

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* Crawler endless loop (CVE-2010-3899)

The crawler has no recursion depth limit. A site with dynamic parameter manipulation can
cause an endless loop. This loop will block the crawler thread and use permanent server
resources. Too many blocks can lead to a denial of service. The same site will be 
indexed more times and the search results will display the same site many times. This
can be abused for spamming the search results.


Exploit to test the endless loop:
/* loop.php */
<?php
 $numb = rand(); 
 echo $numb.'<br><a href="loop.php?value='.$numb.'">click me</a>';
?>