Gentoo: 201309-12 Apache HTTP Server: Multiple vulnerabilities
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Gentoo Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Apache HTTP Server, possibly allowing remote attackers to execute arbitrary code, cause a Denial of Service condition or perform man-in-the-middle attacks.
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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 201309-12
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                                            http://security.gentoo.org/
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 Severity: Normal
    Title: Apache HTTP Server: Multiple vulnerabilities
     Date: September 23, 2013
     Bugs: #275645, #438680, #466502, #476568
       ID: 201309-12

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Synopsis
========

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Apache HTTP Server,
possibly allowing remote attackers to execute arbitrary code, cause a
Denial of Service condition or perform man-in-the-middle attacks.

Background
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Apache HTTP Server is one of the most popular web servers on the
Internet.

Affected packages
=================

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     Package              /     Vulnerable     /            Unaffected
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  1  www-servers/apache           < 2.2.25                  >= 2.2.25

Description
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Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Apache HTTP Server. Please
review the CVE identifiers and research paper referenced below for
details.

Impact
======

A remote attacker could send a specially crafted request to possibly
execute arbitrary code, cause Denial of Service, or obtain sensitive
information.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All Apache HTTP Server users should upgrade to the latest version:

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-servers/apache-2.2.25"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2007-6750
      http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2007-6750
[ 2 ] CVE-2012-4929
      http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2012-4929
[ 3 ] CVE-2013-1862
      http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2013-1862
[ 4 ] CVE-2013-1896
      http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2013-1896
[ 5 ] Compression and Information Leakage of Plaintext
      http://www.iacr.org/cryptodb/archive/2002/FSE/3091/3091.pdf

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

 http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201309-12.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users' machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License

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