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Home » Hacking News » DSA-135-1-libapache-mod-ssl


by Nikola Strahija on July 2nd, 2002 The libapache-mod-ssl package provides SSL capability to the apache webserver. Recently, a problem has been found in the handling of .htaccess files, allowing arbitrary code execution as the web server user (regardless of ExecCGI / suexec settings), DoS attacks (killing off apache children), and allowing someone to take control of apache child processes - all trough specially crafted .htaccess files.

More information about this vulnerability can be found at

This has been fixed in the libapache-mod-ssl_2.4.10-1.3.9-1potato2 package
(for potato), and the libapache-mod-ssl_2.8.9-2 package (for woody) .
We recommend you upgrade as soon as possible.

wget url
will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
will install the referenced file.

Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 alias potato
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Potato was released for alpha, arm, i386, m68k, powerpc and sparc.
Packages for m68k are not available at this moment.

Source archives:
MD5 checksum: 5b2cb207ba8214f52ffbc28836dd8dc4
MD5 checksum: 29eef2b3307f00d92eb425ac669dabec
MD5 checksum: cb0f2e07065438396f0d5df403dd2c16

Architecture independent packages:
MD5 checksum: ebd8154f614e646b3a12980c8db606b6

alpha architecture (DEC Alpha)
MD5 checksum: a3d73598e692b9c0bb945a52a00a363c

arm architecture (ARM)
MD5 checksum: 11e1085504430cacadd0255a0743b80a

i386 architecture (Intel ia32)
MD5 checksum: a1fd7d6a7ef3506ee0f94e56735d3d08

powerpc architecture (PowerPC)
MD5 checksum: 0f01742c2a77f2728baea4e1e9ad7ff0

sparc architecture (Sun SPARC/UltraSPARC)
MD5 checksum: 4982a209adc93acbf50a650a3569d217

These packages will be moved into the stable distribution on its next

Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 alias woody
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Woody will be released for alpha, arm, hppa, i386, ia64, m68k, mips,
mipsel, powerpc, s390 and sparc.
Packages for ia64 and hppa are not available for the moment.

Source archives:
MD5 checksum: 7cce5c97bd3cf35c8782d54a25138165
MD5 checksum: fc9f20e6d3bece6f0d3bad067c61d56a

Architecture independent packages:
MD5 checksum: 541257e99c523141625f5fc43fb3dec4

alpha architecture (DEC Alpha)
MD5 checksum: 712e406d8be713047f3e46bbf58269a5

arm architecture (ARM)
MD5 checksum: 8ce3d4d45f45423a6c6b7d795c319d33

i386 architecture (intel ia32)
MD5 checksum: 06733dc49c228230e5713f34eae7f8b0

m68k architecture
MD5 checksum: e5a8518aac6d08bb5e9cc50195d336e3

mips architecture
MD5 checksum: dde883d6ee72f3b29fc324d9cb497670

mipsel architecture
MD5 checksum: a80756857248358c7973a5b0fb9372e2

powerpc architecture (PowerPC)
MD5 checksum: 715876a54ddddf1e17e4c2ec9d2f5eea

s390 architecture (S390)
MD5 checksum: 1a31f564ceba0ca82d9892d023caffd0

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apt-get: deb stable/updates main
dpkg-ftp: dists/stable/updates/main
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