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Too long basic authentication DoS

Information

Severity

Severity

High

Family

Family

Denial of Service

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

7.5

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

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

Solution Type

Solution Type

Mitigation

Created

Created

16 years ago

Modified

Modified

3 years ago

Summary

It was possible to kill the web server by sending a request with an too long Basic authentication field.

Affected Software

Affected Software

Monit web server. Other products might be affected as well.

Solution

Solution

Upgrade your software or protect it with a filtering reverse proxy