CVE-2007-3303

Published: 20 June 2007

Apache httpd 2.0.59 and 2.2.4, with the Prefork MPM module, allows local users to cause a denial of service via certain code sequences executed in a worker process that (1) stop request processing by killing all worker processes and preventing creation of replacements or (2) hang the system by forcing the master process to fork an arbitrarily large number of worker processes. NOTE: This might be an inherent design limitation of Apache with respect to worker processes in hosted environments.

Priority

Unknown

Status

Package Release Status
apache2
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream Needs triage

Notes

AuthorNote
kees
design problem, but only a DoS during arbitrary code exec, which would be the real issue

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