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Security update for the webdav apache module

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(Last modified: 16SEP2004)


solutions Security update for the webdav apache module SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (031f16f00d8a113c18c9ad3dcf15a055)

Applies to

Package: mod_dav
Product(s): SUSE CORE 9 for x86
SUSE CORE 9 for Itanium Processor Family
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM POWER
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM S/390 31bit
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM zSeries 64bit
SUSE CORE 9 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
SUSE LINUX Retail Solution 8
SuSE Linux School Server for i386
SuSE Linux Standard Server 8
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for x86
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IPF
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM iSeries and IBM pSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM S/390 and IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for AMD64
SuSE Linux Openexchange Server 4
Patch: patch-9363
Release: 20040916
Obsoletes: none

Indications

Everybody using mod_dav should update.

Contraindications

None.

Problem description

A vulnerability in the WebDAV module has been fixed. A remote attacker could crash a server process, leading to a Denial of Service scenario. Only installations configured for WebDAV access were affected. See http://nagoya.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=31183. CAN-2004-0809 has been assigned to this issue.

Solution

Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fvh mod_dav.rpm
After installing the update, the server must be restarted with the command:
rcapache restart

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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