59003 : Apache Commons HttpClient POST Request Handling Memory Consumption DoS
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Timeline

Disclosure Date
2007-04-04

Description

Apache Commons HttpClient contains a flaw that may allow a remote denial of service. The issue is triggered when handling malformed POST requests. With a specially crafted request, a remote attacker can cause the program to consume all memory resources.

Classification

Location: Remote / Network Access
Impact: Loss of Availability
Solution: Upgrade
Disclosure: Vendor Verified
OSVDB: Web Related

Solution

Upgrade to version 4.0 Alpha 1 or higher, as it has been reported to fix this vulnerability. An upgrade is required as there are no known workarounds.

Products

The Apache Software Foundation
Apache HttpClient
3.1 RC1

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