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MDKSA-2003:075-1: apache2

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Check for the version of the apache2 package

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory MDKSA-2003:075-1 (apache2).


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
(CVE-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 (CVE-2003-0253).
Denial of Service was caused when target host is IPv6 but FTP proxy server can't
create IPv6 socket (CVE-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 root:
service httpd stop
After the upgrade, restart Apache with:
service httpd start
Update:
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 apache2-common package.


Solution : http://wwwnew.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2003:075-1
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 8134, 8135, 8137

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2004 Tenable Network Security

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