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From "William A. Rowe, Jr." <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] [httpd 1.3] 100% CPU utilization
Date Tue, 27 Sep 2005 03:11:38 GMT
Alex Karasulu wrote:
> Hello,
> I have a very unusual problem running httpd 1.3.27 on Solaris 2.8.  The 
> daemon is forking and consuming 80-95% of the CPU and meanwhile requests 
> are just hanging.  Nothing seems to be making it into the logs.  We're 
> totally perplexed about this one.  Unfortunately these production 
> systems can't be upgraded to 2.0 due to 3rd party plugins that do not 
> support Apache httpd 2.0.

It can be updated to 1.3.33 as there should be no binary breakage, and
if this just started happening, it's indicitive of a DoS attack... there
are a number of recently closed vulnerabilities.

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