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Security update for Apache 2


(Last modified: 13NOV2006)

solutions Security update for Apache 2 SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (7519a28e670e689d176265705dbb45be)

Applies to

Package: apache2
Product(s): SUSE CORE 9 for x86
SUSE CORE 9 for Itanium Processor Family
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM S/390 31bit
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM zSeries 64bit
SUSE CORE 9 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
Novell Linux POS 9
Open Enterprise Server
Patch: patch-11293
Release: 20061113
Obsoletes: none


Install when using the Apache HTTP server with mod_cache or mod_proxy.



Problem description

This update provides improvements for the mod_cache and mod_proxy modules.
The experimental mod_cache module has a new CacheIgnoreHeaders directive which allows to strip header lines, like private session IDs, from responses when they are cached. This is a backported feature from the 2.0.54 version of the server.
The proxy modules mod_proxy_html and mod_proxy_ftp did not handle client-aborted connections correctly. It tried to continue to pass data from the origin server to the client. This has been fixed.


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

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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