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MDKSA-2002:068-1 - Updated apache packages fix multiple vulnerabilities

by Nikola Strahija on December 18th, 2002 A number of vulnerabilities were discovered in Apache versions prior to 1.3.27. The first is regarding the use of shared memory (SHM) in Apache.

An attacker that is able to execute code as the UID of the
webserver (typically "apache") is able to send arbitrary processes a
USR1 signal as root. Using this vulnerability, the attacker can also
cause the Apache process to continously span more children processes,
thus causing a local DoS. Another vulnerability was discovered by
Matthew Murphy regarding a cross site scripting vulnerability in the
standard 404 error page. Finally, some buffer overflows were found in
the "ab" benchmark program that is included with Apache.

All of these vulnerabilities were fixed in Apache 1.3.27; the packages
provided have these fixes applied.


Packages for SNF7.2 are now available.


Updated Packages:

Single Network Firewall 7.2:
7447ee246960bb29d0da88cd1b010203 snf7.2/RPMS/HTML-Embperl-1.3b6-5.2mdk.i586.rpm
7ed230193744ae0c8144ee788a087c6a snf7.2/RPMS/apache-1.3.20-5.2mdk.i586.rpm
b0ea9a649734ce1a427789444e931955 snf7.2/RPMS/apache-common-1.3.20-5.2mdk.i586.rpm
a2f39060254bcf83f559ad5dda4f919c snf7.2/RPMS/apache-devel-1.3.20-5.2mdk.i586.rpm
38f3f5ba54a0efedf464b9424ec4b16d snf7.2/RPMS/apache-manual-1.3.20-5.2mdk.i586.rpm
6df958a1a9a22a103dd1d01ad15d2c15 snf7.2/RPMS/apache-mod_perl-1.3.20_1.24-5.2mdk.i586.rpm
5d5bddd5769db1d3c40abd31dc9d2480 snf7.2/RPMS/apache-mod_perl-devel-1.3.20_1.24-5.2mdk.i586.rpm
273c7daa45e7007ef7e9663c08cfb0ed snf7.2/RPMS/apache-suexec-1.3.20-5.2mdk.i586.rpm
191feb0d20469ceb0652d582ecc74075 snf7.2/SRPMS/apache-1.3.20-5.2mdk.src.rpm

Bug IDs fixed (see for more information):

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