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

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

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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.
abstractionzAuthor Commented:
So basically, it is not a problem with my code, it is someone trying to exploit my site?
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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