Security update for apache and mod_ssl
(Last modified: 10OCT2002)
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Before Apache 1.3.27, the shared memory segment containing the scoreboard was owned by the user set via the directive "User" (wwwrun by default). This resulted in a vulnerability because every process running under this user id could write to the scoreboard.
This has some security implications: such a process could lead the parent httpd process to send a SIGUSR1 signaml to arbitrary processes, or to spawn many httpd children, for example).
This update package contains a patch that fixes this problem. A matching mod_ssl package is provided as well (it should be installed, too).
After installing the update, apache has to be restarted via 'rcapache restart'.
The owning user id of the shared memory segment containing the scoreboard of a running apache can be verified with the command
A new directive (
ShmemUIDisUser) provides backwards compatibility (for rare setups requiring the scoreboard to be owned another user than root).
rpm -Uvh apache.rpm mod_ssl.rpm
After that restart Apache with:
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