CVE-2012-2733

Impact:
Moderate
Public Date:
2012-11-05
Bugzilla:
873695: CVE-2012-2733 tomcat: HTTP NIO connector OOM DoS via a request with large headers

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

java/org/apache/coyote/http11/InternalNioInputBuffer.java in the HTTP NIO connector in Apache Tomcat 6.x before 6.0.36 and 7.x before 7.0.28 does not properly restrict the request-header size, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) via a large amount of header data.

Find out more about CVE-2012-2733 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

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 Enterprise Web Server 2 for RHEL 6 Server (tomcat6) RHSA-2013:0266 2013-02-19
Red Hat JBoss Web Server 2.0 RHSA-2013:0265 2013-02-19
Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Web Server 2 for RHEL 5 Server (tomcat6) RHSA-2013:0266 2013-02-19

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat JBoss Portal 5 jbossweb Not affected
Red Hat JBoss Operations Network 3.1 jbossweb Not affected
Red Hat JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform 5 jbossweb Not affected
Red Hat JBoss Data Grid 6 jbossweb Not affected
Red Hat JBoss BRMS 5 jbossweb Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 tomcat6 Not affected
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