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Mandrake: apache mutliple vulnerabilties Print E-mail
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Mandrake A number of vulnerabilities were discovered in Apache versions prior to 1.3.27.


                Mandrake Linux Security Update Advisory

Package name:           apache
Advisory ID:            MDKSA-2002:068-1
Date:                   December 18th, 2002
Original Advisory Date: October 15th, 2002
Affected versions:      Single Network Firewall 7.2

Problem Description:

 A number of vulnerabilities were discovered in Apache versions prior to
 1.3.27.  The first is regarding the use of shared memory (SHM) in
 Apache.  An attacker that is able to execute code as the UID of the
 webserver (typically "apache") is able to send arbitrary processes a
 USR1 signal as root.  Using this vulnerability, the attacker can also
 cause the Apache process to continously span more children processes,
 thus causing a local DoS.  Another vulnerability was discovered by
 Matthew Murphy regarding a cross site scripting vulnerability in the
 standard 404 error page.  Finally, some buffer overflows were found in
 the "ab" benchmark program that is included with Apache.

 All of these vulnerabilities were fixed in Apache 1.3.27; the packages
 provided have these fixes applied.


 Packages for SNF7.2 are now available.


Updated Packages:

 Single Network Firewall 7.2:
 7447ee246960bb29d0da88cd1b010203  snf7.2/RPMS/HTML-Embperl-1.3b6-5.2mdk.i586.rpm
 7ed230193744ae0c8144ee788a087c6a  snf7.2/RPMS/apache-1.3.20-5.2mdk.i586.rpm
 b0ea9a649734ce1a427789444e931955  snf7.2/RPMS/apache-common-1.3.20-5.2mdk.i586.rpm
 a2f39060254bcf83f559ad5dda4f919c  snf7.2/RPMS/apache-devel-1.3.20-5.2mdk.i586.rpm
 38f3f5ba54a0efedf464b9424ec4b16d  snf7.2/RPMS/apache-manual-1.3.20-5.2mdk.i586.rpm
 6df958a1a9a22a103dd1d01ad15d2c15  snf7.2/RPMS/apache-mod_perl-1.3.20_1.24-5.2mdk.i586.rpm
 5d5bddd5769db1d3c40abd31dc9d2480  snf7.2/RPMS/apache-mod_perl-devel-1.3.20_1.24-5.2mdk.i586.rpm
 273c7daa45e7007ef7e9663c08cfb0ed  snf7.2/RPMS/apache-suexec-1.3.20-5.2mdk.i586.rpm
 191feb0d20469ceb0652d582ecc74075  snf7.2/SRPMS/apache-1.3.20-5.2mdk.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

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

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