Date: Wed, 18 Oct 2000 12:34:01 -0600
From: Linux Mandrake Security Team email@example.com
To: Linux Mandrake Security Announcements
Subject: [Security Announce] MDKSA-2000:060-1 - apache update
Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory
Package name: apache
Original Advisory Date: October 11th, 2000
Date: October 18th, 2000
Advisory ID: MDKSA-2000:060-1
Affected versions: 6.0, 6.1, 7.0, 7.1
The Apache web server comes with a module called mod_rewrite
which is used to rewrite URLs presented by the client prior to
further processing. There is a flaw in the mod_rewrite logic that
allows an attacker to view arbitrary files on the server system if
they contain regular expression references. All Linux-Mandrake
users using Apache are encouraged to upgrade to these updated
versions that fix this flaw.
The Apache package for 7.1 had a problem with improper
permissions on the suexec wrapper which prevented it from running
if the apache-suexec package was installed. As well, the uninstall
script would exit with errors. Both issues are fixed. The new md5
checksums are listed below.
Please verify these md5 checksums of the updates prior to
upgrading to ensure the integrity of the downloaded package. You
can do this by running the md5sum program on the downloaded package
by using "md5sum package.rpm".
Updated packages are available in the "updates/[ver]/RPMS/"
directory. For example, if you are looking for an updated RPM
package for Linux-Mandrake 7.1, look for it in "updates/7.1/RPMS/".
Updated source RPMs are available as well, but you generally do not
need to download them.
Please be aware that sometimes it takes the mirrors a few hours
to update, so if you want an immediate upgrade, please use one of
the two above-listed mirrors.
You can view other security advisories for Linux-Mandrake