GLSA 200807-06 Apache: Denial of Service
Posted on: 07/10/2008 01:05 AM

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

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200807-06
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: Apache: Denial of Service
Date: July 09, 2008
Bugs: #222643, #227111
ID: 200807-06

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Synopsis
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Multiple vulnerabilities in Apache might lead to a Denial of Service.

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; 2.2.9 gt;= 2.2.9

Description
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Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Apache:

* Dustin Kirkland reported that the mod_ssl module can leak memory
when the client reports support for a compression algorithm
(CVE-2008-1678).

* Ryujiro Shibuya reported that the ap_proxy_http_process_response()
function in the mod_proxy module does not limit the number of
forwarded interim responses (CVE-2008-2364).

* sp3x of SecurityReason reported a Cross-Site Request Forgery
vulnerability in the balancer-manager in the mod_proxy_balancer
module (CVE-2007-6420).

Impact
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A remote attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities by connecting to
an Apache httpd, by causing an Apache proxy server to connect to a
malicious server, or by enticing a balancer administrator to connect to
a specially-crafted URL, resulting in a Denial of Service of the Apache
daemon.

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-2.2.9"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2007-6420
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-6420
[ 2 ] CVE-2008-1678
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-1678
[ 3 ] CVE-2008-2364
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-2364

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-200807-06.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 2008 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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