Slackware: 'apache' update
Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
Slackware Several security problems have been found in the Apache web server software. It is recommended that all users of Apache upgrade to the latest stable release to fix these problems.

Several security problems have been found in the Apache web server
software.  It is recommended that all users of Apache upgrade to the
latest stable release to fix these problems.

Apache is included in our N software series in the apache.tgz package.  A
new apache.tgz package including Apache 1.3.14 is available in the
Slackware -current tree.  All users of Slackware 7.0, 7.1, and -current
are urged to upgraded to this package.


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apache 1.3.14 AVAILABLE - (n1/apache.tgz)
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   The following security problems have been fixed with the release of
   Apache 1.3.14:

      * A problem with the Rewrite module, mod_rewrite, allowed access to
        any file on the web server under certain circumstances.

      * The handling of Host: headers in mass virtual hosting configurations,
        mod_vhost_alias, could allow access to any file on the server.

      * If a cgi-bin directory is under the document root, the source to
        the scripts inside it could be sent if using mass virtual hosting.

   The new Slackware apache.tgz package can be downloaded from the
   -current branch:

      
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-current/slakware/n1/apache.tgz

   This package is *ONLY* for users of Slackware 7.0 and higher.  All
   users of Slackware 7.0 and higher that use Apache are urged to upgrade
   to this new package.

   For verification purposes, we provide the following checksums:

      16-bit "sum" checksum:
      36187  2184 n1/apache.tgz

      128-bit MD5 message digest:
      42cabff64514457bf9e81e55decda9fe  n1/apache.tgz

   Installation instructions for the apache.tgz package:

      Make sure Apache is not running:

         # /var/lib/apache/sbin/apachectl stop

      Upgrade the package:

         # upgradepkg apache.tgz

      Restart Apache:

         # /etc/rc.d/rc.httpd


You should definitely backup your Apache configuration files and data, as
upgrading this package will overwrite them with the defaults in the
package.

- Slackware Linux Security Team
   http://www.slackware.com