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PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 11:26 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 200807-06 ] Apache: Denial of Service Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: Apache: Denial of Service (GLSA 200807-06)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: July 09, 2008
Bug(s): #222643, #227111
ID: 200807-06


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


The Apache HTTP server is one of the most popular web servers on the

Affected Packages

Package: www-servers/apache
Vulnerable: < 2.2.9
Unaffected: >= 2.2.9
Architectures: All supported architectures


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


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


There is no known workaround at this time.


All Apache users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-servers/apache-2.2.9"



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