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Security update for apache2


(Last modified: 13NOV2007)

solutions Security update for apache2 SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (37e6149ffa4539f63a70576decf83a8b)

Applies to

Package: apache2
Product(s): SLE SDK 10 SP1 for x86
SLE SDK 10 SP1 for IPF
SLE SDK 10 SP1 for IBM iSeries and IBM pSeries
SLE SDK 10 SP1 for IBM zSeries
SLE SDK 10 SP1 for X86-64
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1 for x86
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1 for IPF
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1 for IBM POWER
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1 for IBM zSeries 64bit
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
Zypp-Patch-Number: 4669
Release: 20071113
Obsoletes: none


Everyone using Apache httpd should install this update.




This update to the Apache2 web server includes the following security issues, which could be used for remote denial of service attacks or cross site scripting exploits:
  • mod_status: Fix a possible XSS attack against a site with a public server status page and ExtendedStatus enabled, for browsers which perform character set "detection". (CVE-2006-5752)
  • mod_cache: Prevent a segmentation fault if attributes are listed in a Cache-Control header without any value. (CVE-2007-1863)
  • prefork, worker, event MPMs: Ensure that the parent process cannot be forced to kill processes outside its process group. (CVE-2007-3304)
  • mod_proxy: Prevent reading past the end of a buffer when parsing date related headers. (PR 41144, CVE-2007-3847)
  • mod_autoindex: Add ContentType and Charset options to IndexOptions directive. This allows the admin to explicitly set the content type and character set of the generated page. (CVE-2007-4465)
It also contains fixes for the following non-security issues:
  • get_module_list: replace loadmodule.conf atomically
  • Fix broken SSLVerifyClient directive handling when global none and location required is configured
  • Use File::Temp to create good tmpdir in logresolve.pl2

Installation notes

This update is provided as RPM packages that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fvh apache2.rpm apache2-devel.rpm apache2-doc.rpm apache2-event.rpm apache2-example-pages.rpm apache2-prefork.rpm apache2-worker.rpm

links to download packages

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