GLSA 200711-06 Apache: Multiple vulnerabilities
Posted on: 11/08/2007 03:50 AM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - Apache: Multiple vulnerabilities. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200711-06
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: Apache: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date: November 07, 2007
Bugs: #186219
ID: 200711-06

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Synopsis
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Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Apache, possibly
resulting in a Denial of Service or the disclosure of sensitive
information.

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

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 www-servers/apache lt; 2.2.6 *gt;= 2.0.59-r5
gt;= 2.2.6

Description
===========

Multiple cross-site scripting vulnerabilities have been discovered in
mod_status and mod_autoindex (CVE-2006-5752, CVE-2007-4465). An error
has been discovered in the recall_headers() function in mod_mem_cache
(CVE-2007-1862). The mod_cache module does not properly sanitize
requests before processing them (CVE-2007-1863). The Prefork module
does not properly check PID values before sending signals
(CVE-2007-3304). The mod_proxy module does not correctly check headers
before processing them (CVE-2007-3847).

Impact
======

A remote attacker could exploit one of these vulnerabilities to inject
arbitrary script or HTML content, obtain sensitive information or cause
a Denial of Service.

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;=www-servers/apache-2.0.59-r5"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2006-5752
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-5752
[ 2 ] CVE-2007-1862
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-1862
[ 3 ] CVE-2007-1863
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-1863
[ 4 ] CVE-2007-3304
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-3304
[ 5 ] CVE-2007-3847
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-3847
[ 6 ] CVE-2007-4465
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-4465

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-200711-06.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 2007 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/2.5



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