10878 : Sun AnswerBook2 Web Server dwhttpd Malformed Content-Length DoS
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AnswerBook2 contains a flaw that may allow a remote denial of service. The issue is triggered when a malicious user submits a POST request with an overly large content length, and will result in loss of availability for the service.


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


Currently, there are no known workarounds or upgrades to correct this issue. However, Sun Microsystems, Inc. has released a patch to address this vulnerability.


Sun Microsystems, Inc.



  • Marc Slemko - marcsZNEP.COM -

CVSSv2 Score

CVSSv2 Base Score = 5.0
Source: nvd.nist.gov | Generated: 2003-12-31 | Disagree?

Access_vector_2 Access_complexity_2 Authentication_2 Confidentiality_impact_0 Integrity_impact_0 Availability_impact_1


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