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MDKSA-2002:072 - mod_ssl update

by Nikola Strahija on October 25th, 2002 A cross-site scripting vulnerability was discovered in mod_ssl by Joe Orton. This only affects servers using a combination of wildcard DNS and "UseCanonicalName off" (which is not the default in Mandrake Linux). With this setting turned off, Apache will attempt to use the hostname:port that the client supplies, which is where the problem comes into play. With this setting turned on (the default), Apache constructs a self-referencing URL and will use ServerName and Port to form the canonical name.

It is recommended that all users upgrade, regardless of the setting of
the "UseCanonicalName" configuration option.


Updated Packages:

Linux-Mandrake 7.2:
b7acd8742d920495a4d028cfc4c98971 7.2/RPMS/mod_ssl-2.8.5-3.2mdk.i586.rpm
043560f85884427d8b21cce973c99722 7.2/SRPMS/mod_ssl-2.8.5-3.2mdk.src.rpm

Mandrake Linux 8.0:
8bb506d3bc1b829958ece41a7dbca269 8.0/RPMS/mod_ssl-2.8.5-3.2mdk.i586.rpm
043560f85884427d8b21cce973c99722 8.0/SRPMS/mod_ssl-2.8.5-3.2mdk.src.rpm

Mandrake Linux 8.0/ppc:
70180b3f3500da90d551cbb0efe7b769 ppc/8.0/RPMS/mod_ssl-2.8.5-3.2mdk.ppc.rpm
043560f85884427d8b21cce973c99722 ppc/8.0/SRPMS/mod_ssl-2.8.5-3.2mdk.src.rpm

Mandrake Linux 8.1:
66213dc3f865d29040e8b216ceb4ce99 8.1/RPMS/mod_ssl-2.8.5-3.2mdk.i586.rpm
043560f85884427d8b21cce973c99722 8.1/SRPMS/mod_ssl-2.8.5-3.2mdk.src.rpm

Mandrake Linux 8.1/ia64:
7241cf691ee6a6640f9a75d7b3cd70c3 ia64/8.1/RPMS/mod_ssl-2.8.5-3.2mdk.ia64.rpm
043560f85884427d8b21cce973c99722 ia64/8.1/SRPMS/mod_ssl-2.8.5-3.2mdk.src.rpm

Mandrake Linux 8.2:
f904c67014011798617ddf69c956cc00 8.2/RPMS/mod_ssl-2.8.7-3.2mdk.i586.rpm
d7c2627494871c9a262dbfcd4bda5b17 8.2/SRPMS/mod_ssl-2.8.7-3.2mdk.src.rpm

Mandrake Linux 8.2/ppc:
7cab5fc49669615c340d62ce5630d455 ppc/8.2/RPMS/mod_ssl-2.8.7-3.2mdk.ppc.rpm
d7c2627494871c9a262dbfcd4bda5b17 ppc/8.2/SRPMS/mod_ssl-2.8.7-3.2mdk.src.rpm

Mandrake Linux 9.0:
7a8593c0ad2bdb97a7fec587706784e3 9.0/RPMS/mod_ssl-2.8.10-5.1mdk.i586.rpm
1bcd222726d1b63d12d2df2ccbcd7393 9.0/SRPMS/mod_ssl-2.8.10-5.1mdk.src.rpm

Single Network Firewall 7.2:
48a89b088b922ee2f8e3bd700ceec65f snf7.2/RPMS/mod_ssl-2.8.4-5.2mdk.i586.rpm
f8d322882631409b8b42881b33bffe5d snf7.2/SRPMS/mod_ssl-2.8.4-5.2mdk.src.rpm

Bug IDs fixed (see for more information):


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