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Security update for package apache


(Last modified: 21JUN2004)

solutions Security update for package apache SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (c6e2744b39469696f324d3ea05bc70da)

Applies to

Product(s): 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 Openexchange Server 4

Package: apache
Release: 20040621
Obsoletes: none


Everyone using the Apache web server should install this update.




With this fix, responses from a remote server are rejected if they send an
invalid (negative) Content-Length. The security issue is a buffer overflow;
it does not represent a significant denial of service attack as requests will
continue to be handled by other Apache child processes; but under some
circumstances it may be possible to exploit this issue to cause arbitrary code
execution. The bug affects only Apache HTTPd 1.3 installations that use


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 apache.rpm
After the update, please run
SuSEconfig --module apache rcapache restart

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