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Improper Input Validation


Severity Medium
Score 5/10


Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 SP1, 2.0 SP2, 3.5, 3.5.1, 4, 4.5, and 4.5.1 does not properly determine TCP connection states, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (ASP.NET daemon hang) via crafted HTTP requests that trigger persistent resource consumption for a (1) stale or (2) closed connection, as exploited in the wild in February 2014, aka "POST Request DoS Vulnerability."

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CWE-20 - Improper Input Validation

The product receives input or data, but it does not validate or incorrectly validates that the input has the properties that are required to process the data safely and correctly.


Advisory Timeline

  • Published