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Security update for apache2

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(Last modified: 13SEP2004)


solutions Security update for apache2 SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (4b948dfd213097ce95334628f694ce89)

Applies to

Package: apache2
apache2-prefork
apache2-worker
apache2-devel
apache2-doc
apache2-example-pages
libapr0
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
Patch: patch-9352
Release: 20040913
Obsoletes: none

Indications

Everyone using apache2 should install this update.

Contraindications

None.

Problem description

A vulnerability in the apr-util library (lacking input validation on IPv6 literal addresses in the apr_uri_parse function) has been found, as well as a buffer overflow that can occur when expanding ${ENVVAR} constructs in .htaccess or httpd.conf files. CAN-2004-0786 and CAN-2004-0747 have been assigned to these issues.

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 apache2.rpm apache2-prefork.rpm apache2-worker.rpm apache2-devel.rpm apache2-doc.rpm apache2-example-pages.rpm libapr0.rpm
(N.B.: that is one, single command line.) After installation of the update, the server has to be restarted with the command
rcapache2 restart
to activate the update.

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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