IBM OmniFind Crawler - Denial of Service

EDB-ID:

15476


Type:

dos


Platform:

Multiple

Date:

2010-11-09


Become a Certified Penetration Tester

Enroll in Penetration Testing with Kali Linux , the course required to become an Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP)

GET CERTIFIED

* 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>';
?>