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(Last modified: 13NOV2007)


solutions Security update for apache2 SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (a5b67777faf570a7e001c677784ac7c7)

Applies to

Package: apache2
apache2-devel
apache2-doc
apache2-example-pages
apache2-leader
apache2-metuxmpm
apache2-perchild
apache2-prefork
apache2-worker
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
Novell Linux Desktop 9 SDK for x86
Novell Linux Desktop 9 SDK for x86_64
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86_64
Novell Linux POS 9
Open Enterprise Server
Patch: patch-11962
Release: 20071113
Obsoletes: none

Indications

Everyone using Apache httpd should install this update.

Contraindications

None.

Description

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-example-pages.rpm apache2-leader.rpm apache2-metuxmpm.rpm apache2-perchild.rpm apache2-prefork.rpm apache2-worker.rpm libapr0.rpm

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