GLSA 200409-33: Apache: Exposure of protected directories
Posted on: 09/24/2004 05:05 AM

An Apache security update is available for Gentoo Linux

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200409-33
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Low
Title: Apache: Exposure of protected directories
Date: September 24, 2004
Bugs: #64804
ID: 200409-33

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Synopsis
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A bug in the way Apache handles the Satisfy directive can lead to the exposure of protected directories to unauthorized users.

Background
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The Apache HTTP server is one of most popular web servers on the Internet.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 net-www/apache == 2.0.51 >= 2.0.51-r1
< 2.0.51

Description
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A bug in the way Apache handles the Satisfy directive, which is used to require that certain conditions (client host, client authentication, etc) be met before access to a certain directory is granted, could allow the exposure of protected directories to unauthorized clients.

Impact
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Directories containing protected data could be exposed to all visitors to the webserver.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All Apache users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge sync

# emerge -pv ">=net-www/apache-2.0.51-r1"
# emerge ">=net-www/apache-2.0.51-r1"

References
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[ 1 ] Apache Bug #31315
http://issues.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=31315
[ 2 ] CAN-2004-0811
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-0811

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200409-33.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2004 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/1.0


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