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Tomcat servlet engine MS/DOS device names denial of service

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

Denial of Service

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

5.0

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

17 years ago

Modified

Modified

3 years ago

Summary

It was possible to freeze or crash Windows or the web server by reading a thousand of times a MS/DOS device through Tomcat servlet engine, using a file name like /examples/servlet/AUX

Affected Software

Affected Software

Apache Tomcat 3.3 Apache Tomcat 4.0.4 All versions prior to 4.1.x may be affected as well. Apache Tomcat 4.1.10 (and probably higher) is not affected. Microsoft Windows 2000 Microsoft Windows NT may be affected as well.

Solution

Solution

Upgrade your Apache Tomcat web server to version 4.1.10.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)