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04 December 2003

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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

     ESB-2003.0836 -- Sun(sm) Alert Notification - Sun Alert ID: 57423
           Sun ONE Web Server "Denial of Service" Vulnerability
                             04 December 2003

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:                Sun ONE/iPlanet Web Server 4.1 
                        Service Pack 12 and earlier
                        Sun ONE/iPlanet Web Server 6.0 
                        Service Pack 5 and earlier
Publisher:              Sun Microsystems
Operating System:       Windows
Impact:                 Denial of Service
Access Required:        Remote

Comment: Original bulletin:

         http://sunsolve.sun.com/pub-cgi/retrieve.pl?doc=fsalert%2F57423

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   DOCUMENT ID: 57423
   SYNOPSIS: Sun ONE Web Server Denial-of-Service Vulnerability
   DETAIL DESCRIPTION:
   
Sun(sm) Alert Notification

     * Sun Alert ID: 57423
     * Synopsis: Sun ONE Web Server "Denial of Service" Vulnerability
     * Category: Security
     * Product: Sun ONE/iPlanet Web Server
     * BugIDs: 4842190
     * Avoidance: Upgrade
     * State: Resolved
     * Date Released: 02-Dec-2003
     * Date Closed: 02-Dec-2003
     * Date Modified:
       
1. Impact

   A vulnerability in the Sun ONE Web Server may be exploited to crash
   the web server (a type of "Denial of Service").
   
2. Contributing Factors

   This issue can occur in the following releases:
     * Sun ONE/iPlanet Web Server 4.1 Service Pack 12 and earlier
     * Sun ONE/iPlanet Web Server 6.0 Service Pack 5 and earlier
       
   Note: This issue only affects the Sun ONE/iPlanet Web Server running
   on the Windows Platform.
   
3. Symptoms

   The web server exits unexpectedly with no error messages written to
   log files.
   SOLUTION SUMMARY:
   
4. Relief/Workaround

   There is no workaround. Please see the "Resolution" section below.
   
5. Resolution

   This issue is addressed in the following releases:
     * Sun ONE/iPlanet Web Server 4.1 Service Pack 13 or later
     * Sun ONE/iPlanet Web Server 6.0 Service Pack 6 or later
       
   available at
   [1]http://wwws.sun.com/software/download/inter_ecom.html#webs.
   
   This Sun Alert notification is being provided to you on an "AS IS"
   basis. This Sun Alert notification may contain information provided by
   third parties. The issues described in this Sun Alert notification may
   or may not impact your system(s). Sun makes no representations,
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   Clara, CA 95054 U.S.A. All rights reserved.
   

References

   1. http://wwws.sun.com/software/download/inter_ecom.html#webs



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