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From "Emmanuel Lecharny (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (DIRSERVER-1260) Add a protection agains DoS attacks
Date Tue, 02 Dec 2008 00:01:44 GMT

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Emmanuel Lecharny commented on DIRSERVER-1260:
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Committed some code to handle this limitation (not activated yet, I still have to add some
test for it) :
http://svn.apache.org/viewvc?rev=722296&view=rev
and
http://svn.apache.org/viewvc?rev=722297&view=rev

> Add a protection agains DoS attacks
> -----------------------------------
>
>                 Key: DIRSERVER-1260
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DIRSERVER-1260
>             Project: Directory ApacheDS
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>    Affects Versions: 1.5.4
>            Reporter: Emmanuel Lecharny
>             Fix For: 1.5.5
>
>
> A malicious user can send hand crafted PDUs which can break the server in OOM errors.
Another kind of attack would be to send big images, leading to OOM too.
> We must implement some protection against such DoS attacks (which may not be malicious).

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