An issue was discovered where the field length limit was not enforced
for certain malicious requests. This could allow a remote attacker who
is able to send large amounts of data to a server the ability to cause
Apache children to consume proportional amounts of memory, leading to
a denial of service.
Affects: 2.0.52, 2.0.51, 2.0.50, 2.0.49, 2.0.48, 2.0.47, 2.0.46,
2.0.45, 2.0.44, 2.0.43, 2.0.42, 2.0.40, 2.0.39, 2.0.37, 2.0.36, 2.0.35
Public since Nov01
CAN-2004-0942 Affects: FC2
CAN-2004-0942 Affects: FC3-3.8
Fixed in 2.0.51-2.9 for FC2:
And fixed in 2.0.52-3.1 for FC3:
It is exploitable in Fedora Core 1 too and fedoralegacy.org doesn't
have an update yet (2.0.51-1.4.legacy).