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Mandrake: 'mod_ssl' Buffer overflow vulnerability Print E-mail
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Mandrake Ed Moyle discovered a buffer overflow in mod_ssl's session caching mechanisms that use shared memory and dbm. This could potentially be triggered by sending a very long client certificate to the server.

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                Mandrake Linux Security Update Advisory
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Package name:           mod_ssl
Advisory ID:            MDKSA-2002:020
Date:                   March 7th, 2002
Affected versions:      7.1, 7.2, 8.0, 8.1, Corporate Server 1.0.1,
                        Single Network Firewall 7.2
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Problem Description:

 Ed Moyle discovered a buffer overflow in mod_ssl's session caching
 mechanisms that use shared memory and dbm.  This could potentially be
 triggered by sending a very long client certificate to the server.
________________________________________________________________________

References:

  http://online.securityfocus.com/bid/4189
________________________________________________________________________

Updated Packages:

 Linux-Mandrake 7.1:
 57b34a081cca5b85aae6c097d067316a  7.1/RPMS/mod_ssl-2.8.5-2.4mdk.i586.rpm
 5189233df0f03cb8fe78675dc4b7b58b  7.1/SRPMS/mod_ssl-2.8.5-2.4mdk.src.rpm

 Linux-Mandrake 7.2:
 b1fd2e18a7d3b8d512e2bf858c040282  7.2/RPMS/mod_ssl-2.8.5-2.3mdk.i586.rpm
 09c08fd15d6e826188f51a41a047b568  7.2/SRPMS/mod_ssl-2.8.5-2.3mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrake Linux 8.0:
 25812a052c7e82db4015c80395d0a142  8.0/RPMS/mod_ssl-2.8.5-2.2mdk.i586.rpm
 ae2ab6e8cd666f6171b682f69340e0df  8.0/SRPMS/mod_ssl-2.8.5-2.2mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrake Linux 8.0/ppc:
 53b213329a866d92c4a70273cf0b591d  ppc/8.0/RPMS/mod_ssl-2.8.5-2.2mdk.ppc.rpm
 ae2ab6e8cd666f6171b682f69340e0df  ppc/8.0/SRPMS/mod_ssl-2.8.5-2.2mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrake Linux 8.1:
 020058f4fd26dc78480804caf5cd0044  8.1/RPMS/mod_ssl-2.8.5-2.1mdk.i586.rpm
 8e9e7f26e64e15d4323e69cc9afad15e  8.1/SRPMS/mod_ssl-2.8.5-2.1mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrake Linux 8.1/ia64:
 59974b39c67f4e2773416349c8207d54  ia64/8.1/RPMS/mod_ssl-2.8.5-2.1mdk.ia64.rpm
 8e9e7f26e64e15d4323e69cc9afad15e  ia64/8.1/SRPMS/mod_ssl-2.8.5-2.1mdk.src.rpm

 Corporate Server 1.0.1:
 57b34a081cca5b85aae6c097d067316a  1.0.1/RPMS/mod_ssl-2.8.5-2.4mdk.i586.rpm
 5189233df0f03cb8fe78675dc4b7b58b  1.0.1/SRPMS/mod_ssl-2.8.5-2.4mdk.src.rpm

 Single Network Firewall 7.2:
 27f5f01c9f3ec9fda3af4661fa84c9f5  snf7.2/RPMS/mod_ssl-2.8.4-4.2mdk.i586.rpm
 5421309dd07559693f07800528561612  snf7.2/SRPMS/mod_ssl-2.8.4-4.2mdk.src.rpm
________________________________________________________________________

Bug IDs fixed (see https://qa.mandrakesoft.com for more information):

________________________________________________________________________

To upgrade automatically, use MandrakeUpdate.  The verification of md5
checksums and GPG signatures is performed automatically for you.

If you want to upgrade manually, download the updated package from one
of our FTP server mirrors and upgrade with "rpm -Fvh *.rpm".  A list of
FTP mirrors can be obtained from:

   http://www.mandrakesecure.net/en/ftp.php

Please verify the update prior to upgrading to ensure the integrity of
the downloaded package.  You can do this with the command:

  rpm --checksig 

All packages are signed by MandrakeSoft for security.  You can obtain
the GPG public key of the Mandrake Linux Security Team from:

  https://www.mandrakesecure.net/RPM-GPG-KEYS

Please be aware that sometimes it takes the mirrors a few hours to
update.

You can view other update advisories for Mandrake Linux at:

   http://www.mandrakesecure.net/en/advisories/

MandrakeSoft has several security-related mailing list services that
anyone can subscribe to.  Information on these lists can be obtained by
visiting:

   http://www.mandrakesecure.net/en/mlist.php

If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact

  security@linux-mandrake.com
________________________________________________________________________

Type Bits/KeyID     Date       User ID
pub  1024D/22458A98 2000-07-10 Linux Mandrake Security Team
  <security@linux-mandrake.com>


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