TelCondex SimpleWebserver 2.0.6 - Denial of Service

EDB-ID:

21938

Author:

Marc Ruef

Type:

dos

Platform:

Windows

Published:

2002-10-15

source: http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/5961/info

A problem with SimpleWebServer could make it possible for a user to deny service to legitimate users of the server.

It has been reported that SimpleWebServer does not properly handle long requests. Because of this, a remote attacker placing a HTTP request of excessive length could cause the server to become unstable. In most cases, a long request causes the web server to crash, requiring a manual restart of the service.

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