Mandrake alert: Updated apache2 packages fix multiple vulnerabilities
Several vulnerabilities were discovered in Apache 2.x versions prior to 2.0.47. From the Apache 2.0.47 release notes:
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Mandrake Linux Security Update Advisory
Package name: apache2
Advisory ID: MDKSA-2003:075-1
Date: August 28th, 2003
Original Advisory Date: July 21st, 2003
Affected versions: 9.1
Several vulnerabilities were discovered in Apache 2.x versions prior to
2.0.47. From the Apache 2.0.47 release notes:
Certain sequences of per-directory renegotiations and the
SSLCipherSuite directive being used to upgrade from a weak ciphersuite
to a strong one could result in the weak ciphersuite being used in
place of the new one (CAN-2003-0192).
Certain errors returned by accept() on rarely accessed ports could
cause temporary Denial of Service due to a bug in the prefork MPM
Denial of Service was caused when target host is IPv6 but FTP proxy
server can't create IPv6 socket (CAN-2003-0254).
The server would crash when going into an infinite loop due to too many
subsequent internal redirects and nested subrequests (VU#379828).
The Apache Software Foundation thanks Saheed Akhtar and Yoshioka Tsuneo
for responsibly reporting these issues.
To upgrade these apache packages, first stop Apache by issuing, as
service httpd stop
After the upgrade, restart Apache with:
service httpd start
The previously released packages had a manpage conflict between
apache2-common and apache-1.3 that prevented both packages from being
installed at the same time. This update provides a fixed
Mandrake Linux 9.1:
Mandrake Linux 9.1/PPC:
Bug IDs fixed (see https://qa.mandrakesoft.com for more information):
To upgrade automatically, use MandrakeUpdate or urpmi. The verification
of md5 checksums and GPG signatures is performed automatically for you.
A list of FTP mirrors can be obtained from:
All packages are signed by MandrakeSoft for security. You can obtain
the GPG public key of the Mandrake Linux Security Team by executing:
gpg --recv-keys --keyserver http://www.mandrakesecure.net 0x22458A98
Please be aware that sometimes it takes the mirrors a few hours to
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If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact
Type Bits/KeyID Date User ID
pub 1024D/22458A98 2000-07-10 Linux Mandrake Security Team
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