Apple Personal Web Sharing 1.1/1.5/1.5.5 - Remote Denial of Service

EDB-ID:

20844


Platform:

OSX

Published:

2001-05-10

source: http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/2715/info


Apple Personal Web Sharing is a utility that allows users to extend file-sharing abilities across a small intranet. It is shipped with MacOS 9.

A user may craft a URL which contains excess characters to cause the file-sharing system to shut down.

The file sharing system must then be restarted to regain its functionality once again.

http://fileserver/?aaaaaaaaa... [approx. 6000 characters]