New mod_ssl packages (SSA:2004-207-02) for Slackware
Posted on: 07/26/2004 04:46 AM

New mod_ssl packages are available for Slackware 8.1, 9.0, 9.1, 10.0 and -current to fix a security issue.

A format string vulnerability in mod_proxy hook functions could allow an attacker to run code as the mod_ssl user. Sites using mod_ssl should upgrade (be sure to back up your existing key files first).

Here are the details from the Slackware 10.0 ChangeLog:
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Sun Jul 25 14:17:29 PDT 2004
patches/packages/mod_ssl-2.8.19_1.3.31-i486-1.tgz:
Upgraded to mod_ssl-2.8.19-1.3.31. This fixes a security hole (ssl_log() related format string vulnerability in mod_proxy hook functions), so sites using mod_ssl should upgrade to the new version. Be sure to back up your existing key files first. (* Security fix *)
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Where to find the new packages:
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Updated package for Slackware 8.1:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-8.1/patches/packages/mod_ssl-2.8.19_1.3.31-i386-1.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 9.0:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-9.0/patches/packages/mod_ssl-2.8.19_1.3.31-i386-1.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 9.1:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-9.1/patches/packages/mod_ssl-2.8.19_1.3.31-i486-1.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 10.0:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-10.0/patches/packages/mod_ssl-2.8.19_1.3.31-i486-1.tgz

Updated package for Slackware -current:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-current/slackware/n/mod_ssl-2.8.19_1.3.31-i486-1.tgz


MD5 signatures:
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Slackware 8.1 package:
363f86afca6946e4840d7e2ed5efcc96 mod_ssl-2.8.19_1.3.31-i386-1.tgz

Slackware 9.0 package:
d213da77d2f8822206b76cf9c6c81067 mod_ssl-2.8.19_1.3.31-i386-1.tgz

Slackware 9.1 package:
d304dc1cf684e60c3611c998ac055986 mod_ssl-2.8.19_1.3.31-i486-1.tgz

Slackware 10.0 package:
efb6b8193b4c6189c9ae5fe2035526da mod_ssl-2.8.19_1.3.31-i486-1.tgz

Slackware -current package:
efb6b8193b4c6189c9ae5fe2035526da mod_ssl-2.8.19_1.3.31-i486-1.tgz


Installation instructions:
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First, stop apache:

# apachectl stop

IMPORTANT: Backup any keys/certificates you wish to save for
mod_ssl (in /etc/apache/ssl.*)

Next, upgrade these packages as root:

# upgradepkg mod_ssl-2.8.19_1.3.31-i486-1.tgz

If necessary, restore any mod_ssl config files.

Finally, restart apache:

# apachectl startssl


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