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solutions Security update for apache2, apache2-prefork, apache2-worker SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (798e9e22eaf4a4eed570f26abfab9f02)

Applies to

Package: apache2
apache2-prefork
apache2-worker
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
Novell Linux POS 9
Open Enterprise Server
Patch: patch-11203
Release: 20060905
Obsoletes: none

Indications

Everyone using Apache httpd should install this update.

Contraindications

None.

Problem description

The security fix for CVE-2005-3357 broke the earlier security fix for CVE-2005-2700. This update fixes the problem.
Additionally following bugs were fixed:
  • A bug with the "Expect" header error reporting was fixed (CVE-2006-3918), which the Apache foundation does not consider a security problem.
  • mod_proxy: Don't treat the 205 status-code like 204 or 304, per http-wg discussion: http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/ietf-http-wg/2004JulSep/0083.html
  • mod_proxy: alteration of URIs when acting as a reverse proxy.
  • Synchronize server start and stop in /etc/init.d/apache2.
  • Slow apache module could cause excessive forking in worker MPM at startup.

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

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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