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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: Apache: Multiple vulnerabilities (GLSA 200907-04)
Severity: high
Exploitable: local, remote
Date: July 12, 2009
Bug(s): #268154, #271470, #276426, #276792
ID: 200907-04


Multiple vulnerabilities in the Apache HTTP daemon allow for local privilege escalation, information disclosure or Denial of Service attacks.


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

Affected Packages

Package: www-servers/apache
Vulnerable: < 2.2.11-r2
Unaffected: >= 2.2.11-r2
Architectures: All supported architectures


Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Apache HTTP server:
  • Jonathan Peatfield reported that the "Options=IncludesNoEXEC" argument to the "AllowOverride" directive is not processed properly (CVE-2009-1195).
  • Sander de Boer discovered that the AJP proxy module (mod_proxy_ajp) does not correctly handle POST requests that do not contain a request body (CVE-2009-1191).
  • The vendor reported that the HTTP proxy module (mod_proxy_http), when being used as a reverse proxy, does not properly handle requests containing more data as stated in the "Content-Length" header (CVE-2009-1890).
  • Francois Guerraz discovered that mod_deflate does not abort the compression of large files even when the requesting connection is closed prematurely (CVE-2009-1891).


A local attacker could circumvent restrictions put up by the server administrator and execute arbitrary commands with the privileges of the user running the Apache server. A remote attacker could send multiple requests to a server with the AJP proxy module, possibly resulting in the disclosure of a request intended for another client, or cause a Denial of Service by sending specially crafted requests to servers running mod_proxy_http or mod_deflate.


Remove "include", "proxy_ajp", "proxy_http" and "deflate" from APACHE2_MODULES in make.conf and rebuild Apache, or disable the aforementioned modules in the Apache configuration.


All Apache users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-servers/apache-2.2.11-r2"


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