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tinysofa Advisory: apache/httpd

Jun 30, 2004, 02:28 (0 Talkback[s])

Package name: apache / httpd
Summary: Denial Of Service
Advisory ID: TSSA-2004-012
Date: 2004-06-29 Affected versions: tinysofa enterprise server 1.0 tinysofa enterprise server 1.0-U1 tinysofa enterprise server 1.0-U2 tinysofa enterprise server 2.0-pre1

Security Fixes



  • A remote exploit has been discovered in the Apache HTTP server [0]=20 which allows an attacker to cause the server to allocate increasing amounts of memory until system memory is exhausted or until process limits are reached.

This problem has been assigned the name CAN-2004-0493 [1] by the=20 Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project.


[0] http://httpd.apache.org/
[1] http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=3DCAN-2004-0493

Recommended Action

We recommend that all systems with these packages 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.


All tinysofa updates are available from <URI:http://http.tinysofa.org/pub/tinysofa/updates/>

Automatic Updates

Users of the SWUP tool can enjoy having updates automatically installed using 'swup --upgrade'.

Users of the APT tool may use the 'apt-get upgrade' command.


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MD5sums Of The Packages


ebc6032e2b8581955df97921bd194fda apache-2.0.49-14ts.i586.rpm
581dfd444acf8e5d22bd1f2ce34a7213 apache-dbm-2.0.49-14ts.i586.rpm
079c2e42a23afbe60f8f8b98b9287410 apache-devel-2.0.49-14ts.i586.rpm
4956d084928e6f3591cf112d211496a5 apache-manual-2.0.49-14ts.i586.rpm
e36c1e88e598907e7ec44b13eca9d64b apr-0.9.5-14ts.i586.rpm
acdac3d099decb442e271febc18696d9 apr-devel-0.9.5-14ts.i586.rpm
b45a7a65fe3cc2bc435bdabb79535373 apr-util-0.9.5-14ts.i586.rpm
5110e06e4d7bf2b24e8298cc2c0b54f4 apr-util-devel-0.9.5-14ts.i586.rpm


dc3bf12c0df7ea363da38382e11ed5d4 httpd-2.0.49-8ts.i386.rpm
0cb2829c70eed23a3a839ee0e3cb755a httpd-devel-2.0.49-8ts.i386.rpm
6f4915a3221629c2a56b4ccc517509f4 httpd-manual-2.0.49-8ts.i386.rpm
62df1e70370c41795e6abff6950e925b mod_ssl-2.0.49-8ts.i386.rpm

tinysofa Security Team <security at tinysofa dot org>