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LNSA-#2004-0006: bug workaround for Apache 2.0.48
From: Vincenzo Ciaglia <ciaglia () netwosix org>
Date: Thu, 25 Mar 2004 22:43:40 +0100

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Netwosix Linux Security Advisory #2004-0006 <http://www.netwosix.org>
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Package name:      apache
Summary:              Multiple security vulnerabilities in Apache 2.x
Date:                    2004-03-25
Affected versions:  Netwosix 1.0
                           Netwosix 1.1
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- -> 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:
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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:
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  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:
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  You can download the latest version of this package in NEPOTE format from:
  <http://download.netwosix.org/0006/nepote>

- -> Nepote Update (Nepote has been updated with new ports on 21 March 2004.
Update your portage tree from http://nepote.netwosix.org, first):
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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
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        Specific references for this advisory:
               http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-0174
               http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2003-0020
               http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-0113

- -> About Linux Netwosix:
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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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  Check out our mailing lists:
  <http://www.netwosix.org/mailing.html>


  The advisory itself is available at
  <http://www.netwosix.org/adv06.html>
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MD5sums of the packages:
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bc64166843dbe53d3ee103f5cd9a9de8  0006/nepote
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Vincenzo Ciaglia - Linux Netwosix Security Advisories
<ciaglia () netwosix org> - <http://www.netwosix.org>
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