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CVE-2003-0016 Detail


Apache before 2.0.44, when running on unpatched Windows 9x and Me operating systems, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service or execute arbitrary code via an HTTP request containing MS-DOS device names.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  02/07/2003

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CVE Dictionary Entry:
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CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
7.5 HIGH
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
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CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable
Access Complexity:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Provides unauthorized access, Allows partial confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Apache (07/02/2008)

Fixed in Apache HTTP Server 2.0.44:

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name External Source MLIST [apache-httpd-announce] 20030120 [ANNOUNCE] Apache 2.0.44 Released External Source CONFIRM US Government Resource External Source CERT-VN VU#825177 US Government Resource External Source CERT-VN VU#979793 External Source BID 6659 External Source XF apache-device-name-dos(11124) External Source XF apache-device-code-execution(11125)

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