CVE Database


Impact: Moderate
Public: 2008-06-10
Bugzilla: 451615: CVE-2008-2364 httpd: mod_proxy_http DoS via excessive interim responses from the origin server
IAVA: 2013-A-0144


The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The ap_proxy_http_process_response function in mod_proxy_http.c in the mod_proxy module in the Apache HTTP Server 2.0.63 and 2.2.8 does not limit the number of forwarded interim responses, which allows remote HTTP servers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) via a large number of interim responses.

Find out more about CVE-2008-2364 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.


Red Hat is aware of this issue and is tracking it via the following bug:
The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having moderate security impact, a future update may address this flaw. More information regarding issue severity can be found here:

Red Hat security errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Application Stack v2 for Enterprise Linux (v.5) RHSA-2008:0966 December 04, 2008
Red Hat Certificate System 7.3 for 4AS RHSA-2010:0602 August 04, 2010
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 3 (httpd) RHSA-2008:0967 November 11, 2008
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (httpd) RHSA-2008:0967 November 11, 2008
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (httpd) RHSA-2008:0967 November 11, 2008

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