Public Date:
569905: CVE-2010-0408 httpd: mod_proxy_ajp remote temporary DoS

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The ap_proxy_ajp_request function in mod_proxy_ajp.c in mod_proxy_ajp in the Apache HTTP Server 2.2.x before 2.2.15 does not properly handle certain situations in which a client sends no request body, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (backend server outage) via a crafted request, related to use of a 500 error code instead of the appropriate 400 error code.

Find out more about CVE-2010-0408 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score 5
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Low
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Partial

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat JBoss Web Server 1.0 for RHEL 5 Server (httpd) RHSA-2010:0396 2010-05-05
Red Hat JBoss Web Server 1.0 for RHEL 4 AS (httpd22) RHSA-2010:0396 2010-05-05
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (httpd) RHSA-2010:0168 2010-03-25