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Apache Range Header DoS (Apache Killer)

The byterange filter in the Apache HTTP Server 2.0.x through 2.0.64, and 2.2.x through 2.2.19 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory and CPU consumption) via a Range header that expresses multiple overlapping ranges, exploit called "Apache Killer"

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Module Name

auxiliary/dos/http/apache_range_dos

Authors

  • Kingcope
  • Masashi Fujiwara
  • Markus Neis <markus.neis [at] gmail.com>

References

Actions

  • DOS
  • CHECK

Reliability

Development

Module Options

To display the available options, load the module within the Metasploit console and run the commands 'show options' or 'show advanced':

msf > use auxiliary/dos/http/apache_range_dos msf auxiliary(apache_range_dos) > show actions ...actions... msf auxiliary(apache_range_dos) > set ACTION <action-name> msf auxiliary(apache_range_dos) > show options ...show and set options... msf auxiliary(apache_range_dos) > run

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