Bug 880011 (CVE-2012-5568) - CVE-2012-5568 tomcat: Slowloris denial of service
Summary: CVE-2012-5568 tomcat: Slowloris denial of service
Alias: CVE-2012-5568
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
QA Contact:
Whiteboard: impact=low,public=20090617,reported=2...
Keywords: Security
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2012-11-26 01:14 UTC by David Jorm
Modified: 2019-06-08 19:19 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2013-01-29 00:22:02 UTC

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Description David Jorm 2012-11-26 01:14:30 UTC
The Slowloris denial of service tool has been found to affect Tomcat.

Comment 1 David Jorm 2012-11-26 01:25:06 UTC

This issue affects tomcat and jbossweb as shipped in various Red Hat products. This issue can be mitigated using appropriate firewall configuration, as noted here: 


This issue can also be partially mitigated by configuring an appropriate timeout using the connectionTimeout property for the relevant Connector(s) defined in server.xml, but testing shows that some variants of the attack may still be effective with this configuration. The tomcat project has advised that although this flaw can affect tomcat, there is no good solution available, and the tomcat security team does not consider it a vulnerability in tomcat or plan to release a patch:

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