VDB-14208 · CVE-1999-1416 · BID 253

Inso dwhttpd 3.1a4 denial of service

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A vulnerability was found in Inso dwhttpd 3.1a4 (Web Server). It has been classified as problematic. Affected is an unknown code block. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a denial of service vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-404. The program does not release or incorrectly releases a resource before it is made available for re-use. This is going to have an impact on availability. CVE summarizes:

AnswerBook2 (AB2) web server dwhttpd 3.1a4 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (resource exhaustion) via an HTTP POST request with a large content-length.

The weakness was presented 08/23/1998 (Website). The advisory is shared for download at securityfocus.com. This vulnerability is traded as CVE-1999-1416. The exploitability is told to be easy. It is possible to launch the attack remotely. The exploitation doesn't require any form of authentication. There are neither technical details nor an exploit publicly available.

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability.

See 14209 for similar entry.


  • Sun Solaris 2.6/7.0





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Class: Denial of service
CWE: CWE-404
ATT&CK: T1499

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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04/30/1998 🔍
08/23/1998 +115 days 🔍
08/23/1998 +0 days 🔍
06/19/2014 +5779 days 🔍
05/19/2018 +1430 days 🔍


Advisory: securityfocus.com [404 Not Found]
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-1999-1416 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 253 - Solaris ab2 (DynaWeb) Server DoS & Possible Trojan Vulnerability

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Created: 06/19/2014 05:14 PM
Updated: 05/19/2018 09:59 AM
Changes: 06/19/2014 05:14 PM (46), 05/19/2018 09:59 AM (6)
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