mod_ssl (SSA:2005-251-02)
Posted on: 09/09/2005 03:48 AM

New mod_ssl packages are available for Slackware 8.1, 9.0, 9.1, 10.0, 10.1, and -current to fix a security issue. If "SSLVerifyClient optional" was configured in the global section of the config file, it could improperly override "SSLVerifyClient require" in a per-location section.

More details about this issue may be found in the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) database:

Here are the details from the Slackware 10.1 ChangeLog:
patches/packages/mod_ssl-2.8.24_1.3.33-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to
mod_ssl-2.8.24-1.3.33. From the CHANGES file:
Fix a security issue (CAN-2005-2700) where "SSLVerifyClient require" was
not enforced in per-location context if "SSLVerifyClient optional" was
configured in the global virtual host configuration.
For more information, see:
(* Security fix *)

Where to find the new packages:

Updated package for Slackware 8.1:

Updated package for Slackware 9.0:

Updated package for Slackware 9.1:

Updated package for Slackware 10.0:

Updated package for Slackware 10.1:

Updated package for Slackware -current:

MD5 signatures:

Slackware 8.1 package:
469f8428c07cd2e737e5937ec15d5493 mod_ssl-2.8.24_1.3.33-i386-1.tgz

Slackware 9.0 package:
3aec2d3362e320655801d3c96b6e0a65 mod_ssl-2.8.24_1.3.33-i386-1.tgz

Slackware 9.1 package:
d6e3e52c94a07720804f11a8b6ae637f mod_ssl-2.8.24_1.3.33-i486-1.tgz

Slackware 10.0 package:
cc304adec35e4fe0aa998dfb4033c480 mod_ssl-2.8.24_1.3.33-i486-1.tgz

Slackware 10.1 package:
4c2da461e7fec6fac6a392b18ca67717 mod_ssl-2.8.24_1.3.33-i486-1.tgz

Slackware -current package:
588e2f479a46fcb149b964d4fc747a78 mod_ssl-2.8.24_1.3.33-i486-1.tgz

Installation instructions:

First, stop apache:

# apachectl stop

The upgrade will should save the important config files for mod_ssl,
nevertheless it's a good idea to backup any keys/certificates you wish
to save for mod_ssl (in /etc/apache/ssl.*), then upgrade mod_ssl:

# upgradepkg mod_ssl-2.8.24_1.3.33-i486-1.tgz

If necessary, restore any mod_ssl config files.

Finally, restart apache:

# apachectl startssl


Slackware Linux Security Team

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