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Mandrake There is a vulnerability in the apache module 'mod_rewrite' which is included in Mandrake's apache distribution.


                Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory

Package name:           apache
Original Advisory Date: October 11th, 2000
Date:                   October 18th, 2000
Advisory ID:            MDKSA-2000:060-2

Affected versions:      6.0, 6.1, 7.0, 7.1

Problem Description:

 The Apache web server comes with a module called mod_rewrite which is
 used to rewrite URLs presented by the client prior to further 
 processing.  There is a flaw in the mod_rewrite logic that allows an
 attacker to view arbitrary files on the server system if they contain
 regular expression references.  All Linux-Mandrake users using Apache
 are encouraged to upgrade to these updated versions that fix this flaw.


 The Apache package for 7.1 had a problem with improper permissions on
 the suexec wrapper which prevented it from running if the apache-suexec
 package was installed.  As well, the uninstall script would exit with
 errors.  Both issues are fixed.  The new md5 checksums are listed 


 The permissions on the -14mdk apache-suexec package were still
 incorrect.  While some CGI scripts would perform, others would not due
 to the permissions being 4700 and not 4711.  The -15mdk RPMs for 7.1
 fix this issue.

Please verify these md5 checksums of the updates prior to upgrading to
ensure the integrity of the downloaded package.  You can do this by
running the md5sum program on the downloaded package by using
"md5sum package.rpm".

Linux-Mandrake 6.0:
77fa37ac213493d94f5817f93710cbb8  6.0/RPMS/apache-1.3.6-29mdk.i586.rpm
8c51afd87ab8be5b08bc2d02fdc37298  6.0/RPMS/apache-devel-1.3.6-29mdk.i586.rpm
ec94ecd38c6a33dc5c77f7cf323d4791  6.0/SRPMS/apache-1.3.6-29mdk.src.rpm

Linux-Mandrake 6.1:
890f342e3d33a73978b9ec60d53f3c54  6.1/RPMS/apache-1.3.9-8mdk.i586.rpm
4308ebc3b5c496b74173d0af0cb43de9  6.1/RPMS/apache-devel-1.3.9-8mdk.i586.rpm
6fea96bb3c5e6696a2322134d6245937  6.1/SRPMS/apache-1.3.9-8mdk.src.rpm

Linux-Mandrake 7.0:
094ae1b8764bd6c71519fe051b735e21  7.0/RPMS/apache-1.3.9-18mdk.i586.rpm
dc298d04f25fe4f5a895e898606b8551  7.0/RPMS/apache-devel-1.3.9-18mdk.i586.rpm
7fe54f76cf8f5b46d35ba44944783811  7.0/RPMS/apache-suexec-1.3.9-18mdk.i586.rpm
c0eeda6da43ac82e2625950738287183  7.0/SRPMS/apache-1.3.9-18mdk.src.rpm

Linux-Mandrake 7.1:
6733773bb495b2095eae6670dc40c1a8  7.1/RPMS/apache-1.3.12-15mdk.i586.rpm
6de0327248be26c363bb5bb32a8d7530  7.1/RPMS/apache-devel-1.3.12-15mdk.i586.rpm
1bdbee39947ed25e99af77486eadeee0  7.1/RPMS/apache-suexec-1.3.12-15mdk.i586.rpm
971578db71afb0474a7c41ccdc2b5d2c  7.1/SRPMS/apache-1.3.12-15mdk.src.rpm

To upgrade automatically, use « MandrakeUpdate ».  

If you want to upgrade manually, download the updated package from one 
of our FTP server mirrors and uprade with "rpm -Uvh package_name".  

You can download the updates directly from:

Or try one of the other mirrors listed at:  

Updated packages are available in the "updates/[ver]/RPMS/" directory.  
For example, if you are looking for an updated RPM package for
Linux-Mandrake 7.1, look for it in "updates/7.1/RPMS/".  Updated source
RPMs are available as well, but you generally do not need to download

Please be aware that sometimes it takes the mirrors a few hours to 
update, so if you want an immediate upgrade, please use one of the two 
above-listed mirrors.

You can view other security advisories for Linux-Mandrake at:

If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact

Linux-Mandrake has two security-related mailing list services that 
anyone can subscribe to:

  Linux-Mandrake's security announcements mailing list.  Only 
  announcements are sent to this list and it is read-only.

  Linux-Mandrake's security discussion mailing list.  This list is open
  to anyone to discuss Linux-Mandrake security specifically and Linux
  security in general.

To subscribe to either list, send a message to
with "subscribe [listname]" in the body of the message.

To remove yourself from either list, send a message to
with "unsubscribe [listname]" in the body of the message.

To get more information on either list, send a message to
with "info [listname]" in the body of the message.

Optionally, you can use the web interface to subscribe to or unsubscribe
from either list:

Type Bits/KeyID     Date       User ID
pub  1024D/22458A98 2000-07-10 Linux Mandrake Security Team 

Version: GnuPG v1.0.1 (GNU/Linux)
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