Fedora 9 Update: httpd-2.2.9-1.fc9
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Fedora This update includes the latest release of httpd 2.2. Two security issues are 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. A flaw was found in the handling of compression structures between mod_ssl and OpenSSL. A remote attacker enabling compression in an SSL handshake could cause a memory leak in the server, leading to a denial of service.
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Fedora Update Notification
FEDORA-2008-6393
2008-08-07 21:13:01
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Name        : httpd
Product     : Fedora 9
Version     : 2.2.9
Release     : 1.fc9
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.    Two security issues are
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.    A flaw was found in the handling of compression structures
between mod_ssl and OpenSSL.  A remote attacker enabling compression in an SSL
handshake could cause a memory leak in the server, leading to a denial of
service.
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ChangeLog:

* Fri May 23 2008 Dennis Gilmore  - 2.2.8-3.1
- minor rebuild for sparc
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References:

  [ 1 ] Bug #447268 - CVE-2008-1678 httpd: mod_ssl per-connection memory leak for connections with zlib compression
        https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=447268
  [ 2 ] 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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