Intrusion Prevention

HTTP.Splitting

Description

This indicates an attack attempt to exploit the HTTP-splitting vulnerability.
The vulnerability is due to the application's failure to properly sanitize user HTTP requests. An attacker can send a specially crafted request containing malicious HTTP responses to poison the cache of the vulnerable web server. As a result, the attacker can bypass content restrictions or cause user requests to be redirected.

Affected Products

All web application environments are susceptible to HTTP splitting.

Impact

System compromise: Provides unauthorized access, bypassing security.

Recommended Actions

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