GLSA 200508-15 Apache 2.0: Denial of Service vulnerability
Posted on: 08/25/2005 04:58 AM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - Apache 2.0: Denial of Service vulnerability. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200508-15
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: Apache 2.0: Denial of Service vulnerability
Date: August 25, 2005
Bugs: #102991
ID: 200508-15

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Synopsis
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A bug in Apache may allow a remote attacker to perform a Denial of
Service attack.

Background
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The Apache HTTP Server Project is a featureful, freely-available HTTP
(Web) server.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 net-www/apache lt; 2.0.54-r9 gt;= 2.0.54-r9
lt; 2.0

Description
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Filip Sneppe discovered that Apache improperly handles byterange
requests to CGI scripts.

Impact
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A remote attacker may access vulnerable scripts in a malicious way,
exhausting all RAM and swap space on the server, resulting in a Denial
of Service of the Apache server.

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 --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=net-www/apache-2.0.54-r9"

References
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[ 1 ] ASF Bugzilla Bug 29962
http://issues.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id)962

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-200508-15.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 2005 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/2.0



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