Errors showing up in error log file - error reading the headers

Posted on 2006-04-30
Last Modified: 2010-03-04
Every so often I am seeing the followin error in my Apache error log.

What does it mean?

[Sun Apr 30 07:46:31 2006] [error] [client] request failed: error reading the headers

Question by:abstractionz
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    Expert Comment

    It could be a hit from an attempt to exploit an old IIS WebDAV PROPFIND vulnerability.

    It could be someone made an error putting together a request with hand-crafted headers.

    It could be a client disconnected partway through sending headers.


    In any case, the client sent a bad request.

    Author Comment

    So basically, it is not a problem with my code, it is someone trying to exploit my site?
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    Accepted Solution

    It's not likely to be your code.

    It appears the client is sending bad header information, whether accidentally or deliberately.  It could also be a proxy server that's malfunctioning.

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