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Category:   Application (Database)  >   Oracle Web Cache Vendors:   Oracle
Oracle9iAS Web Cache Can Be Crashed By Remote Users Sending Malformed HTTP Content Length Header
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1002818
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   GENERIC-MAP-NOMATCH   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Nov 25 2001
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Exploit Included:  Yes  
Description:   SecurityFocus reported a denial of service vulnerability in Oracle9iAS Web Cache. A remote user can cause the service to crash.

It is reported that a remote user can send an HTTP request with a header that has Content Length of 0, followed by three "0a" strings, to cause the web cache process to crash.

A manual restart of the service is apparently required to resume normal functionality.

SecurityFocus notes that this vulnerability was discovered by Magnus Mickelsson.

Impact:   A remote user can cause the web cache service to crash, requiring a manual restart to return to normal operations.
Solution:   No solution was available at the time of this entry.
Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Exception handling error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (AIX), UNIX (HP/UX), UNIX (Solaris - SunOS), UNIX (Tru64), Windows (NT), Windows (2000), Windows (XP)

Message History:   None.

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