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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2004-0174

Original release date: 05/04/2004
Last revised: 09/10/2008


Apache 1.4.x before 1.3.30, and 2.0.x before 2.0.49, when using multiple listening sockets on certain platforms, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (blocked new connections) via a "short-lived connection on a rarely-accessed listening socket."


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 5.0 MEDIUM
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (08/30/2006)
Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect Linux.
Official Statement from Apache (07/02/2008)
Fixed in Apache HTTP Server 2.0.49, and 1.3.31: http://httpd.apache.org/security/vulnerabilities_20.html http://httpd.apache.org/security/vulnerabilities_13.html

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External Source: XF
Name: apache-socket-starvation-dos(15540)
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20040512 [OpenPKG-SA-2004.021] OpenPKG Security Advisory (apache)
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:100110
Type: Tool Signature
External Source: HP
Name: SSRT4717
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20040319 [ANNOUNCE] Apache HTTP Server 2.0.49 Released (fwd)
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: SLACKWARE
Name: SSA:2004-133
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.apache.org/dist/httpd/CHANGES_1.3
External Source: APPLE
Name: APPLE-SA-2004-05-03
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200405-22
External Source: TRUSTIX
Name: 2004-0027
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:1982
Type: Tool Signature
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT-VN
Name: VU#132110
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2004:405
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: MANDRAKE
Name: MDKSA-2004:046
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1009495
External Source: TRUSTIX
Name: 2004-0017
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: BID
Name: 9921
External Source: SUNALERT
Name: 57628
External Source: SUNALERT
Name: 101555

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:100110
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:1982
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

Vulnerable software and versions

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cpe:/a:apache:http_server:2.0.49 and previous versions

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