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From "S.A. Birl" <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Strange logfile entries: 8\r\xff
Date Mon, 15 Mar 2010 16:28:06 GMT
On Mar 15, 2010, Marten Lehmann ( typed:

lehman:>  Hello,
lehman:>  some of our users noticed, that lines like this appear in their
lehman:>  logfiles:
lehman:> - - [14/Mar/2010:04:38:53 +0100] "8\r\xff" 400 226 "-"
lehman:>  "-"
lehman:>  This has been noticed be different customers on different servers. I
lehman:>  know that the Referer and Useragent may be empty (shown by the dash),
lehman:>  but URI part should at least start with GET or POST.
lehman:>  I found nothing with Google on "8\r\xff" but it seems that something
lehman:>  is talking to our servers with invalid HTTP. Is "8\r\xff" used to
lehman:>  exploit a webserver, but it simply didn't work out on our servers? Has
lehman:>  anyone else noticed such entries in the logfiles?

It's been a while since Ive seen such malformed requests, but yeah, usually a
crack attempt.

 S.A. Birl

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