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Mandrake A mod_ssl off-by-one error was discovered dealing with the handling of older configuration directorives. A malicious user could potentially execute arbitrary commands as the apache user or execute a DoS against the apache child processes.


                Mandrake Linux Security Update Advisory

Package name:           mod_ssl
Advisory ID:            MDKSA-2002:048
Date:                   August 8th, 2002
Affected versions:      7.1, 7.2, 8.0, 8.1, 8.2, Corporate Server 1.0.1,
                        Single Network Firewall 7.2

Problem Description:

 Frank Denis discovered an off-by-one error in mod_ssl dealing with the
 handling of older configuration directorives (the rewrite_command
 hook).  A malicious user could use a specially-crafted .htaccess file
 to execute arbitrary commands as the apache user or execute a DoS
 against the apache child processes.

 This vulnerability is fixed in mod_ssl 2.8.10; patches have been
 applied to correct this problem in these packages.


Updated Packages:

 Linux-Mandrake 7.1:
 8f336f83c0ad7ba0f21da3f805839b77  7.1/RPMS/mod_ssl-2.8.5-3.1mdk.i586.rpm
 9f28eb3330d357a7bb7e27fb16da757b  7.1/SRPMS/mod_ssl-2.8.5-3.1mdk.src.rpm
 Linux-Mandrake 7.2:
 39ce2c8b476fd8069c8f0fe7aedbef21  7.2/RPMS/mod_ssl-2.8.5-3.1mdk.i586.rpm
 9f28eb3330d357a7bb7e27fb16da757b  7.2/SRPMS/mod_ssl-2.8.5-3.1mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrake Linux 8.0:
 3f8e7d148ea509d27d0e59587ac86602  8.0/RPMS/mod_ssl-2.8.5-3.1mdk.i586.rpm
 9f28eb3330d357a7bb7e27fb16da757b  8.0/SRPMS/mod_ssl-2.8.5-3.1mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrake Linux 8.0/ppc:
 d9e727172d7147dc3ec9140c24fcacff  ppc/8.0/RPMS/mod_ssl-2.8.5-3.1mdk.ppc.rpm
 9f28eb3330d357a7bb7e27fb16da757b  ppc/8.0/SRPMS/mod_ssl-2.8.5-3.1mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrake Linux 8.1:
 7817c09901d4be439fd00bfd4cf9cc1b  8.1/RPMS/mod_ssl-2.8.5-3.1mdk.i586.rpm
 9f28eb3330d357a7bb7e27fb16da757b  8.1/SRPMS/mod_ssl-2.8.5-3.1mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrake Linux 8.1/ia64:
 f55a946cac1b64bf4c9b1952aa9b779a  ia64/8.1/RPMS/mod_ssl-2.8.5-3.1mdk.ia64.rpm
 9f28eb3330d357a7bb7e27fb16da757b  ia64/8.1/SRPMS/mod_ssl-2.8.5-3.1mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrake Linux 8.2:
 406eee7d9607cf40f5cea3376fe38697  8.2/RPMS/mod_ssl-2.8.7-3.1mdk.i586.rpm
 9e421423dc9cef30f0a1b04a49ab87da  8.2/SRPMS/mod_ssl-2.8.7-3.1mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrake Linux 8.2/ppc:
 01fc7c44707f19136d6f31b75ad754e1  ppc/8.2/RPMS/mod_ssl-2.8.7-3.1mdk.ppc.rpm
 9e421423dc9cef30f0a1b04a49ab87da  ppc/8.2/SRPMS/mod_ssl-2.8.7-3.1mdk.src.rpm

 Corporate Server 1.0.1:
 8f336f83c0ad7ba0f21da3f805839b77  1.0.1/RPMS/mod_ssl-2.8.5-3.1mdk.i586.rpm
 9f28eb3330d357a7bb7e27fb16da757b  1.0.1/SRPMS/mod_ssl-2.8.5-3.1mdk.src.rpm

 Single Network Firewall 7.2:
 b22c66c49703a46c10507da989e72948  snf7.2/RPMS/mod_ssl-2.8.4-5.1mdk.i586.rpm
 6bf148ae0fe73cd6874d6c08b711ae10  snf7.2/SRPMS/mod_ssl-2.8.4-5.1mdk.src.rpm
Bug IDs fixed (see 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:

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:

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

You can view other update advisories for Mandrake Linux at:

MandrakeSoft has several security-related mailing list services that
anyone can subscribe to.  Information on these lists can be obtained by
If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact

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