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Security update for Apache and mod_ssl

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(Last modified: 24MAY2004)


solutions Security update for Apache and mod_ssl SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (b0ad3afc1961097e6bb58010b7dba2c4)

Applies to

Package: apache
apache-devel
mod_ssl
Product(s): SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for IA32
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for IA64
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for PowerPC
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for S/390 and zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for IBM zSeries
SUSE LINUX Retail Solution 8
SuSE Linux School Server for i386
SuSE Linux Standard Server 8
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for x86
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IPF
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM iSeries and IBM pSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM S/390 and IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for AMD64
SuSE Linux Office Server
SuSE Linux Openexchange Server 4

Release: 20040524
Obsoletes: none

Indications

Everyone using apache should update.

Contraindications

None.

Problem description

This apache update solves the following security problems:
  • mod_digest: verify nonce (CAN-2003-0987)
  • escape suspicious chars before logging them (CAN-2003-0020)
  • starvation issue on listening sockets (CAN-2004-0174)
  • mod_alias, mod_rewrite: fix buffer overflow while using regular expresssions (CAN-2003-0542)
  • on big-endian 64-bit platforms: fix parsing of Allow/Deny rules using IP addresses without a netmask (CAN-2003-0993)
  • buffer overflow in mod_ssl (ssl_util_uuencode(), #40791)

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 -Fhv apache.rpm apache-devel.rpm mod_ssl.rpm
followed by
SuSEconfig --module apache
To make the update effective, restart the server with the command
rcapache restart

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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