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2478378 - Limiting the Length of the Requests Headers in NetWeaver 7.0X systems

Symptom

For security reasons, you can set the maximum length of the headers part of HTTP requests that can be received by the HTTP Provider Service. This way you can prevent denial-of-service attacks by requests with huge headers.


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Environment

  • SAP NetWeaver 7.0
  • SAP enhancement package 1 for SAP NetWeaver 7.0
  • SAP enhancement package 2 for SAP NetWeaver 7.0

Product

SAP NetWeaver 7.0 ; SAP enhancement package 1 for SAP NetWeaver 7.0 ; SAP enhancement package 2 for SAP NetWeaver 7.0

Keywords

security, vulnerability, VA, Visual Administration, http, header, length, content-length, java, J2EE, server, dispatcher, secure, MaxRequestHeadersLength , KBA , BC-JAS-WEB , Web Container, HTTP, JavaMail, Servlets , BC-JAS-SEC , Security, User Management , How To

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