Updated Apache httpd packages to correct security issues are now available.
The Apache HTTP Server is a powerful, full-featured, efficient, and freely-available Web server.
2. Relevant releases/architectures:
Red Hat Linux 7.3 - i386 Red Hat Linux 9 - i386 Fedora Core 1 - i386 Fedora Core 2 - i386
3. Problem description:
Watchfire reported a flaw that occured when using the Apache server as an HTTP proxy. A remote attacker could send an HTTP request with both a "Transfer-Encoding: chunked" header and a "Content-Length" header. This caused Apache to incorrectly handle and forward the body of the request in a way that the receiving server processes it as a separate HTTP request. This could allow the bypass of Web application firewall protection or lead to cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) assigned the name CAN-2005-2088 to this issue.
A buffer overflow was discovered in htdigest that may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code. Since htdigest is usually only accessible locally, the impact of this issue is low. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) assigned the name CAN-2005-1344 to this issue.
Marc Stern reported an off-by-one overflow in the mod_ssl CRL verification callback. In order to exploit this issue the Apache server would need to be configured to use a malicious certificate revocation list (CRL). The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) assigned the name CAN-2005-1268 to this issue.
Users of Apache httpd should update to these errata packages that contain backported patches to correct these issues.
Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata relevant to your system have been applied.
To update all RPMs for your particular architecture, run:
rpm -Fvh [filenames]
where [filenames] is a list of the RPMs you wish to upgrade. Only those RPMs which are currently installed will be updated. Those RPMs which are not installed but included in the list will not be updated. Note that you can also use wildcards (*.rpm) if your current directory *only* contains the desired RPMs.
Please note that this update is also available via yum and apt. Many people find this an easier way to apply updates. To use yum issue:
or to use apt:
apt-get update; apt-get upgrade
This will start an interactive process that will result in the appropriate RPMs being upgraded on your system. This assumes that you have yum or apt-get configured for obtaining Fedora Legacy content. Please visit http://www.fedoralegacy.org/docs for directions on how to configure yum and apt-get.