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Fedora 8 Update: httpd-2.2.9-1.fc8 Print E-mail
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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Fedora This update includes the latest release of httpd 2.2. A security issue is fixed in this update: A flaw was found in the handling of excessive interim responses from an origin server when using mod_proxy_http. In a forward proxy configuration, if a user of the proxy could be tricked into visiting a malicious web server, the proxy could be forced into consuming a large amount of stack or heap memory. This could lead to an eventual process crash due to stack space exhaustion.
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Fedora Update Notification
FEDORA-2008-6314
2008-08-07 21:20:50
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Name        : httpd
Product     : Fedora 8
Version     : 2.2.9
Release     : 1.fc8
URL         : http://httpd.apache.org/
Summary     : Apache HTTP Server
Description :
The Apache HTTP Server is a powerful, efficient, and extensible
web server.

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Update Information:

This update includes the latest release of httpd 2.2.    A security issue is
fixed in this update:    A flaw was found in the handling of excessive interim
responses from an origin server when using mod_proxy_http. In a forward proxy
configuration, if a user of the proxy could be tricked into visiting a malicious
web server, the proxy could be forced into consuming a large amount of stack or
heap memory. This could lead to an eventual process crash due to stack space
exhaustion.
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ChangeLog:

* Mon Jul 14 2008 Joe Orton  2.2.9-1.fc8
- update to 2.2.9 (#454100)
* Mon Jan 28 2008 Joe Orton  2.2.8-1.fc8
- update to 2.2.8 (#430465)
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References:

  [ 1 ] Bug #451615 - CVE-2008-2364 httpd: mod_proxy_http DoS via excessive interim responses from the origin server
        https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=451615
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This update can be installed with the "yum" update program.  Use 
su -c 'yum update httpd' at the command line.
For more information, refer to "Managing Software with yum",
available at http://docs.fedoraproject.org/yum/.

All packages are signed with the Fedora Project GPG key.  More details on the
GPG keys used by the Fedora Project can be found at
http://fedoraproject.org/keys
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