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From "David Maciejak" <>
Subject DoS on tomcat 5.5.x or false alert ?
Date Thu, 20 Oct 2005 11:44:14 GMT


Seems that many requests (about 100) on a big dir listing cause catalina
stop responding, in fact java takes all CPU. After that, a kill is

Configuration files are the default ones. 

I have experienced the problem on Tomcat 5.5.0 to 5.5.11. Seems that 5.5.12
is not affected.

Nobody else has seen this strange behaviour?



David Maciejak


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