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Netwosix Linux Advisory: apache

Mar 26, 2004, 04:58 (0 Talkback[s])

Netwosix Linux Security Advisory #2004-0006 <http://www.netwosix.org>

Package name: apache
Summary: Multiple security vulnerabilities in Apache 2.x
Date: 2004-03-25
Affected versions: Netwosix 1.0 Netwosix 1.1

-> Package description:

The Apache HTTP Server Project is an effort to develop and maintain an open-source HTTP server for modern operating systems including UNIX and Windows NT. The goal of this project is to provide a secure, efficient and extensible server that provides HTTP services in sync with the current HTTP standards.

-> Problem description:

Apache before 2.0.49, when using multiple listening sockets on certain platforms, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (blocked new connections) via a "short-lived connection on a rarely-accessed listening socket."

Apache does not filter terminal escape sequences from its error logs, which could make it easier for attackers to insert those sequences into terminal emulators containing vulnerabilities related to escape sequences.

Memory leak in ssl_engine_io.c for mod_ssl in Apache 2 before 2.0.49 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) via plain HTTP requests to the SSL port of an SSL-enabled server.

-> Action:

We recommend that all systems with this package installed be upgraded. Please note that if you do not need the functionality provided by this package, you may want to remove it from your system.

-> Location:

You can download the latest version of this package in NEPOTE format from:

-> Nepote Update

(Nepote has been updated with new ports on 21 March 2004. Update your portage tree from http://nepote.netwosix.org, first):

See this instructions to update the port of this package:

        # cd /usr/ports/net/apache
        # rm nepote
        # wget http://download.netwosix.org/0006/nepote
        # sh nepote (to install the new and updated package)

-> References

Specific references for this advisory:

-> About Linux Netwosix:

Linux Netwosix is a powerful and optimized Linux distribution for servers and Network Security related jobs. It can also be used for special operations such as penetration testing with its big collection of security oriented software and sources. It's a light distribution created for the requirements of every SysAdmin and it's very portable and highly configurable. Our philosophy is to give greater liberty for configuration to the SysAdmin. Only in this way can he/she configure a powerful and stable server machine. Linux Netwosix also has a powerful ports system (Nepote) similar to the xBSD systems but more flexible and usable.

-> Questions?

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The advisory itself is available at

MD5sums of the packages:

bc64166843dbe53d3ee103f5cd9a9de8 0006/nepote

Vincenzo Ciaglia - Linux Netwosix Security Advisories
<ciaglia@netwosix.org> - <http://www.netwosix.org>