Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 00:52:57 +0100 From: Moritz Muehlenhoff <jmm@...ian.org> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Cc: cve-assign@...re.org Subject: Re: Re: CVE request / advisory: Apache Traffic Server 5.0.0 - 5.1.1 On Thu, Jan 22, 2015 at 07:41:21PM +1300, Matthew Daley wrote: > > I'd like to request a CVE ID for this issue. It was found in Apache > > Traffic Server (http://trafficserver.apache.org/), an open-source > > caching proxy webserver. > > > > This is the first such request but the issue has been semi-public for > > a few weeks now; this message serves as an advisory as well. (Note > > this probably needs a CVE-2014-* ID) > > > > Affected software: Apache Traffic Server > > Description: Receiving a HTTP TRACE request containing a > > "Max-Forwards" header with a value of "0" will cause the > > traffic_server process to crash with an assertion failure, even in > > release builds. > > > > The parent process, traffic_manager, will restart the traffic_server > > process when it sees that it has crashed. However, it takes several > > seconds before the new process is ready to handle requests, during > > which the server appears unresponsive to the outside world. Also, > > traffic_manager will queue incoming requests until the new process is > > ready to handle them. These queued requests might consist of more of > > the same request that caused the traffic_server process to crash in > > the first place. This allows a remote attacker to perform an effective > > DoS of the server with very little resources by simply sending the > > crashing request repeatedly. > > > > Affected versions: 5.0.0 - 5.1.1 (5.x.x series before 5.1.2) > > Fixed version: 5.1.2 > > Bug entry: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/TS-3223 > > Fix: https://git-wip-us.apache.org/repos/asf?p=trafficserver.git;a=commit;h=8b5f0345dade6b2822d9b52c8ad12e63011a5c12 > > Release notes: https://issues.apache.org/jira/secure/ReleaseNote.jspa?version=12327089&styleName=Html&projectId=12310963 > > Reported by: Matthew Daley > > > > Please let me know if you need any further information. > Ping. This was assigned CVE-2014-10022: https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-10022 Cheers, Moritz
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