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Security update for apache and mod_ssl

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(Last modified: 15AUG2005)


solutions Security update for apache and mod_ssl SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (c8f50f792fe055f69b66e13b90b7cba5)

Applies to

Package: apache
mod_ssl
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
Patch: patch-10408
Release: 20050815
Obsoletes: none

Indications

Everyone should update.

Contraindications

None.

Problem description

This update fixes the following security issues:
  • Requests containing both Transfer-Encoding and Content-Length allowed to perform so called "HTTP Request Smuggling" attacks (CAN-2005-2088).
  • A buffer overflow in htpasswd

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 apache.rpm mod_ssl.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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